Dangers of Smoking
Smoking is clearly a dangerous pastime which harms the health of smokers and those around them. This page provides links to our articles about the dangers of smoking.
Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals, at least 50 are known to be carcinogens (cause cancer in humans) and many are poisonous.
This article presents a list of chemicals in cigarettes that make it harmful. It include many examples that you may recognise and be able to relate to the harmful health effects of smoking them.
Quitting makes sense for many reasons but simply put: smoking kills and the effects of second hand smoke are also bad for the health of those around you.
The page has a list which conveys some of the short and long term side effects of smoking cigarettes on the human body and theoverall health of smokers.
Statistics for Second hand smoke are abundant. However, they are often open to interpretation and frequently quoted in a misleading or even biased contexts.
This article provides links to a variety of resources so that you can extract the facts for your self.
This page has a list of smoking diseases. It takes a chronological look at the scientic evidence on diseases caused by smoking cigarettes to smokers and non smokers who may be affected by secondhand smoke.
THe relationship between smoking and lung cancer (primary carcinoma of the lung) is well documented. However, one of the most critical and less often touted facts the disease is that smoking is THE major cause.
See this page to learn more about how tobacco smoke also causes chronic lung disease and contributes to bladder, pancreas, and kidney cancers.