The Harmful Substances in Cigarette Smoke.

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McChickn
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221154
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The Harmful Substances in Cigarette Smoke.
Updated:
2013-05-26 00:33:37
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Smoking Respiratory System Breathing Diseases
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The harmful effects caused by the substances in cigarette smoke.
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  1. Tar
    • Lines the air passages, increasing mucus production and paralyzing and damaging cilia, causing bronchitis.
    • Mucus clogs airways
    • Pneumonia
    • Increases the risk of lung cancer
  2. Smoke Particles
    Irritate the air passages, causing inflammation and increased mucus secretion, resulting in chronic bronchitis.
  3. Nicotine
    • Addiction
    • Raises blood pressure
    • Increases heart rate
    • Thrombosis
    • Can lead to a stroke
  4. Carbon Monoxide
    • Reduces the amount of of oxygen available to tissues
    • Increases blood cholesterol levels
    • Increases the risk of atherosclerosis and thrombosis, which can lead to coronary heart disease.

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