Once nicotine enters the liver, it starts acting like a drug and stimulates the secretion of blood glucose. At the same time, it acts on the brain causing an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. It stays in the blood for quite some time before it's excreted by the kidney and liver. You can see how just one drag of smoke has the capacity to not only compromise your immunity but also make way for foreign bodies like bacteria, viruses, and the like thus inviting a host of illnesses.
How good does that feel! Not to mention that this euphoria wears off within minutes wanting you to smoke more and more, to retain that effect.
Here, you are! Hooked... helpless... and how...
... smokers suffer from such direct damage on a daily basis with each passing cigarette.
√ Time cut down from one's lifespan is approximately equal to the time indulged in smoking.
√ Every minute, seven people die of tobacco use.
√ 49 known carcinogenic compounds and 4000 other toxins are contained in a single cigarette.
√ More than 90% of lung cancer deaths are due to cigarette smoking.
√ The cost that smokers impose on US economy is more than $193 billion a year.
A common notion ~ 'Smoking is a great stress-buster and helps me unwind.'
The fact ~ 'Smoking kills' slowly & miserably. It's invariably nothing but planning a surprise suicide encounter for later.'
So next time you see a warning on a pack of cigarettes which says, 'SMOKING KILLS', you know How!