Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 9:21 PM
Smoking is one of the worst things kids or adults can do to their bodies. Every single day kids between the age 12 and 17 start smoking. They start smoking because they're curious, or they might think it's a way to act or look like an adult. Fortunately, fewer people are starting smoking are less than a few years ago. Maybe that's because more and more people have learned that smoking and tobacco use can cause cancer and heart disease. But sometimes kids can't really think that far into the future to worry about an illness they might not get for many years. Smoking can shorten your life by 10 years or more. The Problem that might affect the smoker is like bad breath, yellow teeth, smelly clothes, more colds and coughs, lose bone density (which increases their risk of osteoporosis) , Bad skin, slowly heal the injury empty wallet (because cigarettes and tobacco products are very expensive). Smoking can cause lots of diseases, like heart problem, cancer, pregnancy problem and many more It also can make it more difficult for blood to move around in the body, so smokers may feel tired and cranky. The longer you smoke, the worse the damage becomes. Those who are regularly around the smokers can have lots of disease too, like asthma, pneumonia, lung cancer and many more. Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. The products that are most damaging are tar, a carcinogen (substance that causes cancer) , nicotine is addictive and increases cholesterol levels in your body , carbon monoxide reduces oxygen in the body .