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The effects of smoking
A smoking cigarette gives
you:
• Nicotine
• Carbon monoxide
• Tar
• Carbon
Carbon
Inflames the airways
Triggers asthma
Linked to bronchitis
Affects the ciliated
cells
Normal cells lining the windpipe
and bronchus have tiny hairs.
Sticky mucus
traps dust and
microbes.
The hairs moves it
out of the lungs.
Tar can
damage these
cells so lung
infections are
common.
Nicotine
Chemical in tobacco
plant cells
Addictive – affects
the way the brain
works
Stimulant drug
Carbon monoxide
Poisonous gas
Absorbed by red
blood cells
Stops them carrying
oxygen
Tar
A mixture of chemicals
Affects the ciliated
cells
Condenses in the
lungs
Linked to cancer
Linked to heart
disease
Linked to circulation
problems
Substance in
cigarette smoke
Type of
substance
Effect on the
body
Disease