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PROS and CONS about SMOOKING

FROM GROUP IX
ASNITA
ELSYE ADELLA
WILLY HASIM

For some people, smoking and tobacco use aid them

in losing weight. Reaching for a cigarette certainly


poses a number of risks to your health. But for those
who are accustomed to smoking, tobacco use gives
them a number of benefits that are hard to ignore.
Smoking may come with a number of pros, but the
cons still outweigh the advantages

To begin, heres a look at the PROSof smoking and tobacco use:


1. It Makes You Alert
Cigarettes and tobacco contain an addictive chemical agent called

nicotine. Each cigarette stick contains approximately 10 mg of nicotine,


but only 1 to 2 mg is inhaled and absorbed by the body and delivered to
the brain. Nicotine then locks into the brain fairly quickly, causing your
body to start pumping more blood and producing more glucose. Sugar
is then rapidly released throughout the body, making the smoker feel
more alert and focused.
2. It Curbs Appetite
Nicotine also triggers the release of dopamine in your brain,
stimulating your reward and pleasure neuron receptors. In effect, your
brain believes that smoking is highly pleasurable, and this already
offsets other comfort-seeking activities such as eating. This oral
fixation is also a replacement for eating and constant snacking, which
is why smokers tend to be thinner.

3. It Speeds Metabolism
Nicotine also speeds up your bodys metabolism,

aiding you in burning more calories quicker. This is


why habitual smokers are able to maintain a slim
figure.
4. Social Bonding
Smoking has been a part of the social scene. Because
smokers tend to smoke together, there is a social
aspect to this vice. Aside from smoking being a
ritualistic activity, smokers tend to bond together over
cigarettes.

Heres a closer look at the CONS of smoking and tobacco use:


1. It Causes Cancer
There are many health risks that come with lighting up. The number one effect
of smoking is lung cancer. Aside from nicotine, cigarettes contain 4,000 other
harmful chemicals, such as tar and carbon monoxide. These chemicals damage
your tissues and organs, which can lead to cancer.
2. Cardiovascular Effects
Smoking also affects your heart. Your blood pressure shoots up, you increase
the chances for developing blood clots and the nicotine also causes your blood
vessels to constrict. These increase your chances of getting a stroke or heart
attack.
3. Bad Skin
Being constantly exposed to cigarette smoke has harsh effects on your skin.
Because nicotine has constrained your blood vessels, nutrients do not get
distributed properly. Your skin loses much-needed oxygen and minerals, thus
causing premature aging. Nicotine also causes your skin, teeth and fingernails
to turn yellow.

4. Reduced Stamina
Aside from the health risks that come with smoking, your overall

stamina is also affected. Your lung capacity is weakened, making


exercise difficult if not impossible. Smokers cough is also a
common occurrence, and this is also an impediment to any
physical activity.
5. Depression
Studies have shown that teenagers who smoke are more likely to
develop agoraphobia, or fear of going outside. They are also 15
times more likely to get panic attacks than those who dont
smoke. Because nicotine primarily constricts blood vessels and
prevents proper breathing, anxiety attacks and depression are
more likely to occur among smokers and tobacco users.

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