Smoking Hazard

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Toxic substances in tobacco

Tobacco contains more than 7,000 chemicals, most of them are toxic and radioactive including over 70 carcinogens.

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Three major killers in tobacco
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  • Colourless and odorless
  • Reaches the brain within 7 seconds
  • Addictive
  • Leads to increase in blood pressure and heart rate, myocardial infarction and cerebral stroke
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  • Colourless and odorless
  • Reduces oxygen carrying capacity of blood
  • Commonly found in emission of vehicles
  • Affects intelligence and memory
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  • Brownish and sticky substance
  • Causes yellowish nails and teeth
  • Blocks and irritates airways and lungs. Reduces lung’s elasticity
  • Leads to cancers of mouth, throat and lung