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Reasons to Quit Smoking

Cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals, including poisons like acetone, ammonia, arsenic, butane, cadmium, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, and vinyl chloride.

Tobacco smoke is also radioactive

Video: Yellow Smoking Stain in Lungs

Bad breath

Yellow teeth

Yellow fingers

Gum disease

Including tooth loss and bone loss.

Read the paper Effects of Smoking and Treatment Status on Periodontal Bacteria: Evidence That Smoking Influences Control of Periodontal Bacteria at the Mucosal Surface of the Gingival Crevice for more information.

Lung Cancer, Emphysema, and Lung Disease

Diseased lung

Image Caption: Gross pathology of lung showing centrilobular emphysema characteristic of smoking. Closeup of fixed, cut surface shows multiple cavities lined by heavy black carbon deposits.

Emphysema is a terrible lung disease. R.J. Reynolds, R.J. Reynolds Jr., and R.J. Reynolds III all suffered from emphysema.

Second-hand Smoke

Second-hand smoke is dangerous, especially to nearby children:

Last year's Surgeon General's Report on The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke made it clear that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, particularly when it comes to children. Today’s announcement, "Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure," emphasizes the harmful consequences to children. Almost 60 percent of U.S. children aged three years to eleven years—or almost 22 million children—are exposed to secondhand smoke. Infants exposed are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and children are especially vulnerable to other people's smoke, suffering acute respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, more severe asthma and ear infections as a result. Secondhand smoke causes an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children less than 18 months of age, and each year, hundreds of thousands of children with asthma have their symptoms worsened by being exposed to other people's smoke.

Children and second-hand smoke

Loss of taste

Facial wrinkling

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