The effects of smoking on an individual

r, the bottom line is, any form smoking is a danger to the human health and so this paper will discuss how smoking causes many dangerous diseases, also how it maximally affects women who smoke, including pregnancy complications, and finally how second hand smoke is also a dangerous aspect.
A recent increase in smoking habits among young adults in United States is a major public health concern. It is estimated that more than 11 million young adults are currently smoking. Studies show that smoking initiations are highly at the ages of 18 and 19 years respectively with full addiction by the age of 20 to 22 years. (Wendt, 2008). Studies have shown that for those who are smokers, 72% in adulthood started when they were young adults and continued the habit to adulthood while only 7% of current adult smokers started later in their lives. Young adulthood is pivotal in establishment of smoking because dramatic changes in their lives, work settings, networks of social circles and living arrangements or school or college increases the risk of smoking. Then, while transitioning to professional career, marriage, parenthood or other occupational roles, this smoking habit will continue, even accentuating.
Cigarette smoking is a one the major preventable causes for many diseases in the United States and throughout the world. Cigarette smoking causes more than 400,000 deaths annually through one disease or another. (Wendt, 2008). That is, although smoking does not directly kill, using various toxic substances like tobacco, marijuana, opium, etc, etc it will lead to various medical complications and disease, which will cut short lives. Smoking cigarettes using these substances generates smoke containing high doses of nicotine and other dangerous elements, and this smoke will enter the human body affecting the various organs leading to various diseases. (Wendt, 2008). The smoke and thereby dangerous chemicals will first enter the lungs and that where it will have a major impact.

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