What Happens to the Body Because of Cigarettes

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Cigarettes have been a main issue in this country for years. It is currently the leading preventable death in the US. The components that are in cigarettes have led to the cause of several different diseases. It has an effect on three main components in the body. The first part of the body that it affects is the respiratory system. The second part of the body it affects is blood. The last part of the body it affects is the organs in the body. The respiratory system is a vital part of the human body. It allows the body to take oxygen in to the system and allow a person to breath. Cigarettes contain a component called hydrogen cyanide. This has toxic effects on the cilia of the bronchial tubes. The cilia are responsible for filtering and cleaning of the lungs (knowledgebase-script.com). There is also tar in cigarette smoke that gets deposited in to the respiratory tract and the lungs which turns them black. The cellular respiration in the respiratory system is also affected. Cellular respiration is what turns oxygen in to carbon monoxide. With the smoking of cigarettes it raises the carbon monoxide in the body and lowers its ability to use the oxygen the body needs. The blood is a vital fluid of the body. Cigarettes have caused a direct problem with the blood which causes several diseases. Oxygen that the body needs is transported in by hemoglobin. When smoke is inhaled it brings in a level of carbon monoxide that is even higher that what cars output. With this level of carbon monoxide it attaches to the hemoglobin almost 200 times faster that oxygen can. This reduces the amount of blood that can be carried around in the body. This makes it so that the brain receives lower oxygen levels and effects the functions that brain can do. Smoking cigarettes has a devastating effect on the organs in the body. The nicotine that is in cigarettes reaches the brain in…...

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