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Smoking

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People use tobacco to smoke. Intake of smoke from cigarettes, bidi, tambakhu, kakkad, khaini, surti, and cigar is called smoking. Smoking can be done in various ways such as cigarettes, bidi, tambakhu, kakkad, khaini, surti and cigar. Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine. Taking drops of nicotine can be fatal. Similarly, it is estimated that, a cigarette contains between 1.5 to 2 mg of nicotine.

Effects of smoking

Smoking causes both immediate and long term effects. The effects that are seen or experienced soon or after smoking is known as immediate effects. Effects that are seen after prolonged smoking are called long term effects.

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  1. Immediate effects:Immediate effects of smoking include coughing, bad breath, headache, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and increased heartbeat rate.
  2. Long term effects:
    • Yellowing of the teeth, skin and nails.
    • High blood pressure and increased temper.
    • Increased risk of asthma and lung cancer.
    • Adverse effects on passive smokers.
    • Infertility in women or stillbirth.

Preventive measure

  1. Keep away from smokers. Reject any peer pressure for smoking.
  2. Discourage family members who smoke, if any, from smoking.
  3. Declare public places as the no-smoking zone.
  4. Impart practical health education promoting people to be away from smoking.
  5. Spreading awareness on negative effects of tobacco.



  • Smoking is done in various ways such as cigarettes, bindi, tambaku, kakkad, khaini , surti and cigar. 
  • Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine. Taking in a drop of nicotine (60) can be fatal.
  • Smoking causes both immediate and long term effects.
  • The effects that are seen or experienced soon or after smoking is known as immediate effects. 
  •  Effects that are seen after prolonged smoking are called long term effects.
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The long-term effects of smoking are:

  • Yellowing of the teeth, skin and nails.
  • High blood pressure and increased temper.
  • Increased risk of asthma and lung cancer.
  • Adverse effects on passive smokers.
  • Infertility in women or stillbirth.

The preventing measure for smoking are:

  1. Keep away from smokers. Reject any peer pressure for smoking.
  2. Discourage family members who smoke, if any, from smoking.
  3. Declare public places as the no-smoking zone.
  4. Impart practical health education promoting people to be away from smoking.
  5. Spreading awareness on negative effects of tobacco.

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  • The use of tobacco in the form of smoke is called ______.

    drug abuse
    smoking
    soaker
    alcoholism
  • Which one of them is not the cause of smoking?

    Controlled production on tobacco products
    To reduce mental tension
    Adopting smoking as a fashion of modernization
    Blindly imitating friends or by their pressure
  • Which one of them is not the short-term effects of smoking?

    Pleasant breathing
    High BP
    Dizziness and nausea
    Irritation in throat
  • Which one of them is not the preventive measures of smoking?

    Awareness campaigns emphasizing on the danger and consequences of smoking
    Parents should demonstrate healthy practices by not smoking.
    Help to declare public places as  smoking zone
    Avoid friendship to bad mates who smoke.
  • Which one of them is not the long-term effects of smoking?

    Pallor in teeth, skin, finger, etc. due to nicotine
    No possibility of heart attack and lung cancer
    May cause blindness by damaging optic nerve
    High BP and heat movement, frequent irritation and temper
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