Homework Help

What are the effects of smoking on people's health?Hi I am doing an independent...

user profile pic

ellen2 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM via web

dislike 0 like
What are the effects of smoking on people's health?

Hi

I am doing an independent research project at college for which I am conducting secondary research. 

The research question that I am seeking answers for is "What are the effects of smoking on people's health?" 

I would appreciate your views on this.

Thank you

Kind regards

Tagged with discussion, health

3 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

Secondhand smoke is really bad for people with asthma.  I have lung problems, and I can’t breathe if I am in a room where people are smoking or have smoked.  I can still smell the smoke hours, and sometimes days, after they have left. 

user profile pic

rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like

The effects are almost too many to mention, but some of the most severe effects would be emphysema and other respiratory disorders, lung, throat and mouth cancer, high blood pressure, tooth decay, heart attack, blood clots, reduced lung capacity, asthma, and many others. Obviously, smoking has been linked to far more maladies than just these, and as post #2 mentions, the effects are not just limited to the smoker. Since the Surgeon General first declared smoking a "health risk" in 1964, new risks associated with smoking emerge almost yearly.

user profile pic

user1754155 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted December 15, 2012 at 4:11 AM (Answer #4)

dislike 0 like
What are the effects of smoking on people's health?

Hi

I am doing an independent research project at college for which I am conducting secondary research. 

The research question that I am seeking answers for is "What are the effects of smoking on people's health?" 

I would appreciate your views on this.

Thank you

Kind regards

Smoking is waste of money. it ruins self health as well neighbours too. the nicotine content is very harmful to health. it can cause lung/carcogenic diseases. loss of concentration as well consumes time. most of the people hate the exhaled smoke. it is totally unsocial habit. it can lead to cigarette dependant.

in addition, it will cause blood pressure and nervous ness.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes