Essay about breaking a bad habit

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Effects of Smoking Cigaretts February 27, 2014


Smoking cigarettes is a serious problem among millions of people not only in the United

States but all around the world. Cigarette smoking is highley addictive and causes several health

problems and can even cause death. Some of the most damaging health effects from smoking

cigarettes can include osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and lung cancer.

Recent studies show a direct relationship between tobacco use and decreased bone density.

Smoking is one of many factors including weight, alcohol consumption, and activity level that

increase your risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones weaken and

become more likely to fracture. Significant bone loss has been found in older women and men who

smoke. Quitting smoking appears to reduce the risk for low bone mass and fractures. However, it

may take several years to lower a former smoker’s risk.In addition, smoking from an early age puts

women at even higher risk for osteoporosis. Smoking lowers the level of the hormone estrogen in

your body, which can cause you to go through menopause earlier, boosting your risk for


The second health effect from smoking cigarettes is an increased risk of cardiovascular

disease. Cardiovascular disease is also called heart diease and is a class of diseases that involve the

heart, the blood vessels or sometimes both. The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your blood

cells. They also can damage the function of your heart and the structure and function of your blood

vessels. Secondhand smoke is also just as bad for your heart it almpost acts in the same way as if

you were


the person that was smoking the cigarette. Secondhand smoke dramatically increases adults risk of

heart attack and death. Smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diease especially combine

with all the other bad habits that people have smoking further raises the risk of cardiovascular

diease. One of the best ways to reduce your risk of heart disease is to avoid smoking cigarettes.

Do not ever start smoking. If you already smoke, quit. No matter how much or how long a person

has smoked, quitting will benefit.

The last and the most known health effect from somking cigarettes is the risk of lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide in men, and second most common in

women. Using other tobacco products such as cigars or pipes also increases the risk for lung

cancer. Tobacco smoke is a toxic mix of thousands of chemicalsmany of which are poisons.

Smoking can cause cancers almost anywhere in the body. Smoking has alot of dagerous

substances in the smoke many injure the lungs cells and can also make the cells act adnomally the