Chemicals in a cigarette
I came from a nonsmoking household.
I have never smoked and thankfully my parents never did either. My first sleep over with a non- relative was a friend whose parents both smoked. I had never come in contact with cigarette smoke and it had a huge impact on me. I had a pounding head ache and vomited my entire week end. We thought I had the flu until I became well within hours of returning home, and had a similar experience each and every time I was exposed to cigarette smoke. This was the beginning of my many unpleasant experiences with cigarette smoke.
I am fortunate to have allergies.
Our body creates an allergic reaction to help protect us from things it recognizes as harmful to us. It is part of our immune system. I didn’t need research studies and the surgeon general’s warning labels to make me aware of the dangers of cigarette smoke, but some people are not as fortunate as I am. Their body does not give them these signals. Perhaps their signal will come when one day they are diagnosed with cancer or emphysema or one of their loved ones are because of being exposed to the carcinogens which were released from their smoking.
Each year there are four million fatalities related to cigarette/cigar smoking.
Smoking depletes our bodies of necessary nutrition, like vitamin C needed to keep us healthy while (smoking) and bombards us with many toxic carcinogens which are frightening alone, but deadly when combined.There are tools everywhere now to help quit smoking and you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to give it a try. If you can't cut it out, at least cut down until you are able to cut it out altogether.
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Thanks for the lend of the photo from Air.