Tobacco is an addictive and deadly drug! Tobacco is a plant which it’s leaves are dried then smoked or chewed. Some of the common forms of Tobacco are: Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Smokeless as spit, chew or dip. There are over 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke and many are poisonous such as: Ammonia (toilet cleaner), Formaldehyde (funeral preservative), Cadmium (battery chemical), Butane (cigarette lighter fluid), Vinyl chloride (plastic pipe), DDT (insecticide), Arsenic (poison), Methanol (rocket fuel), Carbon monoxide, Naphthylamine (Known to cancer-causing substance), Acetone (Paint Stripper), Hydrogen Cyanide (Poison used in gas chambers), Toluidine (Known cancer-causing substance), Urethane (Known cancer-causing substance). Toluene (Industrial solvent) Dibenzacridine (Known cancer-causing substance), and Phenol, Polonium -2010 (Known cancer-causing substance), Dimethylnitrosamine Benzopyrene (Known cancer-causing substance), Pyrene (Known cancer-causing substance), Napthalene (Mothballs). Such a list of great stuff huh?! Nope! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want those things in my body!
Nicotine is the primary active stimulant ingredient is also the cause of the addiction. Safer, but still not recommended, form that could be used to get off of Tobacco are the new E-cigarettes which only contain the Nicotine. But just like the Nicotine gum they remain addictive and should only be used as a means of quitting the harmful habit.
The Tar from the smoke is what causes cancer in the lungs, mouth, throat, voice box, kidney, bladder, and pancreas. Smoking can also cause Heart attacks, Strokes, Infertility, and the slow and painful death of Emphysema
You may not smoke yourself, but watch out also for second hand smoke, which is just as bad over a long term period.
Pregnant Woman who smoke are more likely to have Miscarriages, Premature births, Low birth rate, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), Heart malformations, 50% more likely to suffer childhood cancer, Hyperactivity – other behavioral problems, and Lower IQ – delayed academic development
Spit Tobacco causes Gum disease, Cancer of the mouth and throat, Tooth decay and loss Leukoplakia.
There is NO safe form of tobacco, so join with us and stop or pledge not even to start using Tobacco! Romans 12:1 urges us to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God for His service. Pledge to keep your body free from alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco. Be an example. Spread the word about the harm these substances cause.