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How To Avoid Smoking Diseases


Cigarettes cause millions of deaths every year in our world, yet the cigarette manufacturers continue producing this menace without paying any heed to the value of human lives. A single cigarette contains more than 4000 chemical compounds. Moreover, it has around 400 toxic substances. Smoking diseases such as lung cancer, bronchitis and emphysema result in thousands of deaths around the globe. But the harm done by smoking is dependent upon how many cigarette you smoke, preparation of tobacco and whether it has a filter or not. The products in cigarettes that cause the greatest damage are tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. This article will tell you how you can avoid smoking diseases.


The first anti-smoking campaign was started in 1920s, when a group of German scientists found that lung cancer is associated with smoking. Later on, in 1950s British scientists verified this with demonstrations. Smokers normally start smoking cigarettes during their teenage or in their early adulthood. A number of studies have proved that no matter how much you smoke, or which tobacco you use, smoking is harmful to you and the people around you in one way or the other. There are a few ways in which you can reduce the chances of smoking diseases. However, it is still strictly advised by doctors worldwide that smoking should be stopped.


Nicotine is the main product in a cigarette, which causes many of the smoke related problems. One way you can reduce this nicotine level is by smoking cigarettes which have a filter with it. These filter cigarettes cost more than the non-filter cigarettes, but it is recommended that if you have to smoke, then you should switch to filter cigarettes. Besides this, you should buy those cigarettes whose brand has a good repute. A good brand uses tobacco and filter of better quality, which helps avoiding or reducing the intensity of smoking diseases. Another way is to keep yourself away from chain smoking or smoking frequently, on regular basis, because smoking one cigarette after the other enhances the supply of nicotine and tar to your lungs. If you are a non-smoker then you should not sit with smokers as secondhand smoke increases the chances of diseases in non-smokers as well. This action might also influence the smokers psychologically because they will believe that their friends and colleagues are avoiding them because of their smoking habit. But the best way to avoid these diseases is by reducing the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day and then eventually letting go of this harmful habit.

Tips and comments

Taking into consideration the discussion above, it can be obvious that there is no hard and fast rule to avoid smoking diseases. Even if you opt for branded, low tar and low nicotine or better filter cigarettes, smoke is still getting to your lungs and blood streams. Some researchers have come up with nicotine replacement products such as nicotine gum and nicotine patch. However, these products are only helpful if you are determined to quit smoking. So the bottom line is that whatever method you adopt to smoke, it will remain harmful in any and every form.

By Sidra Rana, published at 02/01/2012
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