Assignment on Smoking Hazzards

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Introduction
Sometimes the manmade creation starts to vandalize the smooth going life of human being. Smoking is the one of the worst inventions of human race. It is we who have led us to a self destructive path. Smoking has several impacts in our day to life. It affects us physically, socially and moreover economically. It has no positive side to offer am person. But many people are becoming the victims of this fatal addiction day by day. Why do people smoke? Why do not they realize the bad effects of smoking? What are they major social impacts of smoking? Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco and/or cannabis, is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled. This is primarily practiced as a route of administration for recreational drug use, as combustion releases the active substances in drugs such as nicotine and makes them available for absorption through the lungs. It can also be done as a part of rituals, to induce trances and spiritual enlightenment. The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes, primarily industrially manufactured but also hand-rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper. Other smoking implements include pipes, cigars, bidis, hookahs, vaporizers and bongs. It has been suggested that smoking-related disease kills one half of all long term smokers but these diseases may also be contracted by non-smokers. A 2007 report states that about 4.9 million people worldwide each year die as a result of smoking.[1] Smoking is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. Tobacco smoking is today by far the most popular form of smoking and is practiced by over one billion people in the majority of all human societies. Less common drugs for smoking include cannabis and opium. Some of the substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin, but the use of these is very limited as they are often not commercially available. The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been...
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