cigarette smoking

cigarette smoking

the inhalation of the gases and hydrocarbon vapors generated by slowly burning tobacco in cigarettes. The practice stems partly from the effect on the nervous system of the nicotine contained in the smoke. In addition to nicotine, nearly 1000 other chemicals have been identified in cigarette smoke, including carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic alcohols, cocarcinogenic phenols and fatty acids, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrocyanic acid, nitrogen oxides, and various irritants that suppress protease inhibition and impair alveolar macrophage function. Cigarette smoke is addictive and is considered more dangerous than pipe or cigar smoke because it is less irritating and therefore more likely to be inhaled. See also lung cancer, nicotine.
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It passed as a mere eccentricity when they heard of her stout drinking, her cigarette smoking, her occasional whiffs at a long clay pipe, her horsewhipping of a drunken servant, and her companionship with the snake Eliza, whom she was in the habit of bearing about in her pocket.
The best gift we can give to our friends, families, and loved ones this Christmas is not to bring them the threat that come with cigarette smoking, particularly second hand smoke," he added.
16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.
USA], Jun 26 (ANI): When it comes to wound healing, vaping may be better than cigarette smoking, according to a recent research.
Objective: We investgated the effects of high frequency (10Hz) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on the amount of cigarette smoking in patients with schizophrenia.
The proposal to designate a day without cigarette smoking is laudable and should be supported.
Although cigarette smoking has substantially declined since the release of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, * disparities in tobacco use exist among racial/ ethnic populations (1).
Despite a significant decline in overall adult cigarette smoking since 1964, disparities in cigarette smoking remain among racial and ethnic population groups, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in todays Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Objective: To evaluate practice of cigarette smoking and use of psychotropic drugs among medical students of Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.
Cigar smokers who had previously smoked cigarettes had a much greater risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than those with no history of cigarette smoking.
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking is a habit which starts usually in teenage.