For many years, the tobacco industry targeted males, females as well as the youth with their cigarette advertisement, where the sticks were promoted for those in vogue and living the good life.
Some of the tobacco companies even allowed for staffers to smoke at their desks, as well as giving employees cartons of their favorite brand every Friday morning.
For those who smoked, they say they loved the taste and the relaxation it provided such that after a good meal and having downed coffee or any other beverage, cigarettes were puffed.
Cigarettes, be it Marlboros, John Player Special, Davidoff, West and Winston, Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol or Pine, ranging from the lowest amounts of nicotine to the highest posed a risk.
For a pack a day smoker for 35 years, that is a serious risk to take not to talk of economic drain on one’s pocket with skyrocketed prices from 40 cents to $6.28 a pack totaling around $223 per month or $2,676 annually.
For those who wish to stop, they can expect cold turkey, terrible headaches, inability to sleep through the night, intense irritability and thinking about a cigarette every ten seconds but as they endure the months, life gets better. A former smoker noted his sense of smell had dulled as he could now pick scents easily including bad ones.
Are there any benefits for a pack a day cigarette smoker?
No, there is no health benefits associated with smoking cigarettes. Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease, including lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. It also has negative effects on oral health, respiratory health, and reproductive health.
Does nicotine have any known benefit?
No, nicotine does not have any known health benefits. It is a highly addictive substance found in tobacco products that can lead to long-term tobacco use and harm to health. Although nicotine can have temporary effects such as increased alertness, it is not a safe or healthy substance, and there are many safer and healthier alternatives for managing stress or improving focus.
What are the ingredients in a stick of cigarette?
Cigarettes contain many harmful chemicals, including:
- Tar: a mixture of chemicals that can cause cancer
- Carbon monoxide: a poisonous gas
- Formaldehyde: a toxic chemical used to preserve dead bodies
- Ammonia: a harsh cleaning chemical
- Arsenic: a poison used in pesticides
- Lead: a toxic heavy metal
- Cadmium: a toxic metal found in batteries
- Hydrogen cyanide: a deadly poison
These and other toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other serious health problems.