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Smoking is an addiction When a person smokes a tobacco product they inhale the smoke which contains nicotine as well as over 500 other chemicals A cigarette contains cover paper tobacco nicotine filter and tar The tobacco is where the tar comes from in a cigarette The other substances that are in the cigarette produce this tar The tar causes problems with the throat mouth and lungs This causes lung cancer emphysema and bronchial disease The reason why cigarettes give a person heart disease and heart failure is the carbon monoxide that is in it This carcinogen enters the blood stream and slowly brings the heart to a halt or it remains in the arteries or vessels This causes the heart to not pump as much blood through the system and the victim to have a heart attack Also there are other diseases that come with smoking These are Chronic Bronchitis digestive cancers gastric ulcers cancer of the throat the tongue the lips the esophagus the colon and the pancreas Smoking is also a leading cause of cancer There are 43 known cancer-causing substances in cigarettes Smoking is responsible for 90 of all lung cancer A few years ago it was revealed that cigarette companies have purposely added nicotine to their product to make it taste better The secret behind this find was that they also added nicotine to this product so that they can ensure that they will have future people to buy their product It is the nicotine in cigarettes that causes the addiction to smoking Nicotine reaches the brain ten minutes after intake It is a drug and is just as addicting as heroine or cocaine There are three main reasons behind this addiction First even when taken in small amounts nicotine produces pleasurable feelings that make the smoker crave more Second smokers
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