Better to just abandon this habit.
About what threatens the body Smoking, can be read on any pack of cigarettes. Therefore, many smokers who do not wish to completely abandon bad habits, looking for alternative: electronic cigarette, vaping, hookah. But is it really safe these kinds of Smoking? Let us look at this issue.
What we used to call a cigarette, in the tobacco industry documents world health organization called the VOS, i.e., “delivery system for nicotine”. Nicotine, carbon monoxide, acetone, arsenic, methane, polonium… And it’s not a chemistry lesson, and the content of a single cigarette. Researchers have estimated that cigarette smoke contains 7 357 chemical compounds of different classes.
For example, tobacco smoke contains carbon monoxide, which, once in the blood, forms a strong bond with hemoglobin. Because of this, the smoker can use the oxygen. For ever-smokers any physical activity becomes a real challenge.
The average number of cigarettes smoked per person.
It should also be remembered that:
2 packs of cigarettes contain lethal dose of nicotine. This means that, smoked that many cigarettes for the 1st time, you can call the intensive care unit.
A pack of cigarettes a day is about 500 roentgens of radiation per year.
After tightening the nicotine gets to the brain in 7 seconds. It causes spasm of the blood vessels, hence the malnutrition of oxygen to tissues.
“Light” cigarettes are referred to as the least harmful, but it is not so. Yes, they reduced the content of tar and nicotine. But this is not the main indicators of cigarette harm. There are still others who, unfortunately, on the pack are not listed. In “light” cigarettes is kept very high concentration of specific nitrosamines, the so — called carcinogens no tar in the tobacco.
One group of carcinogens is controlled, and the second remains without supervision — this and expects the manufacturer.
In addition, the smoker requires its dose of nicotine, and, if the cigarette it less than you used to, you just smoke more, and buy not one, but two packs of cigarettes.
The main argument in favor of cigars called that on the street they don’t smoke and that they add to the image of a man of status. Yes, cigars do smoke less than cigarettes. But one cigar when it contains as much tobacco and harmful substances, how many in a pack of regular cigarettes.
Consequently, you make the choice between a large dose of the poison, but less frequently, or smaller but more often.
After numerous inspections it turned out that cigar smoke is a leader in mutagenicity. Canadian toxicologists found that the cigars on this indicator 2.42 times cigarettes.
Cigarettes are the same cigarettes: the differences between them are minimal. What you “collect” your cigarette from the semis, the harm of Smoking process does not reduce. Carbon monoxide, nicotine and ammonia — list of hazardous substances is no different from conventional cigarettes.
Moreover, as reported by new Zealand scientists from the University of Otago (University of Otago), cigarettes may be much more harmful than classic cigarettes.
Comparative analysis of the components of tobacco conventional cigarettes and cigarettes showed that cigarette contains about 0.5 % of various harmful additives and pre-Packed tobacco, sometimes up to 18 %.
Pipe smoke is not usually usetag, only let the smoke in his mouth, savoring the taste and exhale. And despite this, the main active ingredient that causes the addiction — nicotine is still absorbed by the body, even in smaller amounts.
Smoking pipes often used tobacco from high quality raw material, which is better than cigarettes. In addition, when pipe Smoking there is no cigarette paper and glue, the combustion products of which are also harmful.
And however, the major toxic components, poisoning the human body, is identical as in cigarettes, and in the tube. All tobacco smoke contain carcinogens. And when the corruption of a pure tobacco inside of the tobacco chamber the most harmful inhalation of the tobacco smoke.
The main task of electronic cigarettes is the elimination of smokers from the habit by replacing the bitter smoke in a flavored vapor. Heavy smokers choose a liquid with nicotine content and gradually reduce your dosage when Smoking.
And at the same time, the analysis of blood and urine of e-cigarette enthusiasts have shown that they are similarly affected by nitrosamines and toxic polymers. The nicotine that they contain, is addictive and is a potent neurotoxin.
“Vaping, are undoubtedly less dangerous than Smoking regular cigarettes, says Stanton Glantz (Glantz Stanton), researcher at the University of California (University of California). — At least because electronic cigarettes produce vapor, not smoke, so the smoker inhales less nicotine than he could.”
But even if you choose beznikotinovye liquid, it does not mean that your body will find it useful.
The main components of any liquid for vaping are propylene glycol and glycerin. Scientists have found that during heating they decompose and this leads to the release of toxic substances such as formaldehyde and acrolein. Formaldehyde has a negative effect on the nervous system, and acrolein irritates the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes.
During the heating spiral of vaping is formed of fine vapor. This vapor is easily inhaled and does not burn the respiratory tract. However, when excessive heating of the liquid particles of electronic cigarettes are deposited in the human lung. In this aspect is the main harm of vaping.
Advertising hookah assures us that he is one of the safest ways of Smoking. We insist that all contaminants are filtered water, hookah tobacco smolder, not burn, respectively, in the smoke get the nicotine and all harmful substances.
However, hookah smoke, even after passing through water filter has in its composition a large quantity of toxins and heavy metals, and carcinogens.
Scientists from Asia and Africa have found that the smoke, in spite of it passes through the cooling liquid in the hookah, is still not cooled to a safe temperature. The combustion products of tobacco that heats up to 400 °C, simply do not have time to cool, passing through the flask of water and a tube. Inhaling too hot streams of smoke, we burn microbology on our throat, making getting into further dust and harmful substances from the air in our lungs is more simple.
American scientists went ahead and conducted the biochemical study of saliva and urine. It was found that the composition of the blood in people with an addiction to tobacco and hookah smokers are about the same. And those and other increased content of carbon monoxide and nicotine derivatives. A significant difference was found for the group of people who consumed tobacco beznikotinovye. Their indicators were close to normal.
Research proves that everything is good in moderation and it is not necessary anything, even a seemingly safe, to abuse. Indeed, one of the most important human values is health.
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