This Article is About
nicotine
nicotine gum
nicotine patches
encyclopedia of health
appetite suppresant
cancer causing agents
health nutrition
gain weight
ahold
Article #5 Nicotine
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

ARTICLE #5

If you are following my articles on Health/Nutrition and Fitness I have been talking about various  foods that we put into our bodies that do us harm. Included in this group has been nicotine and alcohol. They are in a catagory by themselves aside from the foods we have talked about. None the less when they are ingested they do harm to us that cannot be seen  and they need to be discused

In this article my resarch is taken  from *The Cornell Encyclopedia of Health*. Under Nicotine I found a compiled list of at least 29 chemicals found in tobacco smoke, some of which are known cancer causing agents. I for one did not realize that Nicotine had this many chemicals. My eyes have been opened further. I have known for some time that smoking is unhealthy for us and those around us. (Leave me out, I quit a long time ago). Nicotine is the primary ingredient in cigaretts and  is highly addictive. It is also a stimulant and  an appetite suppresant. This is why many smokers who have quit the habit gain weight. This is what makes it so difficult to quit smoking.

I have also known for quit some time that Nicotine is extremely toxic for young children. If you are a smoker and should leave cigarettes laying around and your child puts them in their mouth they stand a good chance of Nicotine poisoning.* Children can pick up loose tobacco, nicotine gum, or get ahold of nicotine patches. All of these are deadly to children. If this should happen call your doctor right away.

If you are a smoker and realize what smoke is doing to your lungs and wish to quit, consult your doctor right away. There are methods to help you kick the habit such as gums, patches, and nasal sprays. Alternative methods are also available, such as, acupuncture and hypnosis. Some smokers have found success with these. I know first hand as friends and relatives have used them with success.

When we introduce Nicotine into our bodies we have a good chance of developing cancers of the mouth, respirator tract, lung and bladder. Heart disease also increases. The risk of health problems increases in people, especially children who breath second hand smoke. We need to keep our children safe, so please practice caution.

We unknowingly ingest enough substances in our body without ingesting a known Carcinogenic substance. If you care about yourself and your children, please give this information your time and consideration and consult with your doctor regarding your options for improvement in Health and Fitness.

Our wish for you is an improved health and fitness life.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Why is Nicotine Addictive
For those who want to stop smoking, it might be best to understand the question, why is nicotine addictive? I used to only ask myself "what is the best way stop smoking?" I was always looking for the easy way: stop smoking guides, books, inhalers and the like, but I…
By: Dom Wells in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Oct 06, 2012  
4
  Likes: 10

What Is The Effect Of Nicotine?
We all know that smoking is bad for you, right? In this day and age, it's a no brainer. All of us should really stop smoking. But what exactly is bad for you about smoking? Today, we are going to look at one thing that the anti-smoking people lay the…
By: Cliff Ruder in  Self Improvement  >  Addictions   Aug 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Is Nicotine Good for You?
By trying to demonize tobacco to inform smokers of the potential health risks, governments and anti-smoking agencies have given a bad reputation to nicotine without any real research having been done on this chemical. After all, nicotine was used as an insecticide in the past. So nobody wondered how it…
By: isabelle3 in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Jul 22, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Top Five Tips on How to Stop Smoking
Before I quit smoking I had seen so many websites offering tips on how to stop smoking that differed wildly in opinion and recommendations, it sometimes made me wonder whether there was any substance to those tips or whether they were just written by somebody who hadn't actually quit smoking…
By: Dom Wells in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Oct 06, 2012  
7
  Likes: 17

Pros And Cons Of Buying An E - liquid As Opposed to Making it at Home
Many users of the electronic cigarette have praised it and swear by it as one of the most effective ways of quitting smoking. One of the most important parts of the stick is the e-liquid which is sometime referred to as the e-juice, which contains varying amounts of nicotine. It…
By: Albert Wilson in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Feb 01, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

The Only Way to Stop Smoking
Almost all smokers and ex-smokers have equally trained thought of quitting smoking. It's scary, hard and close to impossible. Every smoker has tried to stop smoking, most smokers many times. Why stopping is so difficult? During my 15 years smoking career I have quit several times. Then I figured out…
By: Jeffingstone in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   May 14, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Stop Smoking? - If You Do Not Really Want To Be Happy Anyway
When you stop smoking, will it help you to get more of what you want out of life? The more I learn about us, the more I find out about everyone's desire for happiness. Yes, we want success. Yes, we want more money. Yes, we want more and more new…
By: JohnV in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Sep 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Electronic Cigarettes
People choose electronic cigarettes for multiple reasons. However, we found the top 3 reasons people chose to switch to electronic cigarettes to be very compelling. The first reason people choose electronic cigarettes was to take the first step towards quitting smoking. Current smokers were asked why they thought that electronic…
By: Vicky Stokes in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jan 12, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

E Cigarettes In the Workplace?
Should e cigarettes be allowed in the workplace? I remember a time when we used to smoke in our workplace. A long time ago I was sent to the Netherlands on a business trip. When I arrived in our Amsterdam offices I was happy to see that people could still…
By: isabelle3 in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Jul 26, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

What is Healthy Smoking?
You might find it hard to believe, but according to e cigarette reviews, it is now possible for people to smoke healthy. The instrument allowing you this is called the e-cigarette, and it can be considered as one of the discoveries of the century. With this simple device, people that…
By: shaun1 in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Aug 05, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Want To Live Longer? #3
Let's start with why you smoke. 3. Smoking. You say you smoke to calm yourself down. Yet the over 125 chemicals in cigarettes actually make you more nervous. Therefore your claim that you smoke to calm yourself down is ridiculous. Now you must figure out the real reason why you…
By: Sister Kaite in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Jun 29, 2012  
8
  Likes: 2

How To Quit Smoking Today
Today is the day! You have decided you want to quit smoking today, but how do you do it? Actually, timing is one of the most important aspects of successfully quitting smoking, so before we go on, make sure you are really committed to quitting today. If you do quit…
By: Dom Wells in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Sep 29, 2012  
1
  Likes: 7

Smoking Does Nothing For You
Well, hold on a minute, we all know the negatives of smoking outweigh the positives, but saying smoking does NOTHING for you is a bit steep isn't it? If there was no pleasure involved with smoking cigarettes, why would people get hooked in the first place? That's the biggest danger…
By: Dom Wells in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Oct 05, 2012  
2
  Likes: 5

Electronic Cigarette Price
Save Money with Electronic Cigarettes Other than a healthier lifestyle, electronic cigarette can help save money. Most smokers who are trying to quit smoking and tried other alternatives like patches and gums are often times ended up spending more than they do on real cigarettes. When electronic cigarettes were introduced,…
By: sheila mae garcia in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Aug 16, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Stop Smoking For Good
So you want to stop smoking for good. To be honest if you are thinking of quitting you should not be focusing in anything other then for good. You need to be committed and not allow yourself to wander from the only goal which is to stop smoking for good.You…
By: Dale M in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Oct 18, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1463    Report this Article