Just One Cigarette Can Harm, Report By U.S. Surgeon General Reveals

December 10th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
sigDec 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report that was released by a surgeon in United States highlights more disturbing details about the risk that smoking poses to health. The recently released reports points out that the damage that cigarette smoke causes to a person’s organ is immediate even in case of secondhand smoking or fagging occasionally. The 700-page documented that was unveiled on Thursday hints that even a puff of cigarette is enough to trigger a heart attack or at least block the arteries of heart which means that in case of exposure to tobacco smoke there is hardly any level which can be considered to be risk-free.

A statement that was issued by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin read that the harmful chemicals that are present in tobacco reach the lungs almost immediately after the smoke is inhaled and it is able to cause damage without any delay. In the report titled “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease,” the scientist further went on to say that even the smallest degree of tobacco can trigger extensive damage in the DNA which can ultimately lead to cancer.

In the meanwhile, the report also reiterated that fagging is responsible for causing as many as 85 per cent of lung cancer that are reported in the United States every year. Apart from the cancerous condition, being exposed to tobacco also results in a huge array of other chronic ailments which includes aortic aneurysm, cardiovascular diseases, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), to name a few.

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