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The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

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What are the environmental benefits (i.e. pollution and garbage since the filters don't biodegrade) for quitting smoking?

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This solution provides information on the environmental benefits of quitting smoking. The solution first defines the act of smoking and then describes the ill effects of smoking on health of individuals and on environment. It then provides description on how quitting smoking helps in reduction of pollution, garbage accumulation, etc. This solution is 565 words.

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Tobacco smoking is the act of burning the dried or cured leaves of the tobacco plant and inhaling the smoke for pleasure or ritualistic purposes, for self-medication, or out of habit and to satisfy addiction.

Effects of smoking

Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, an addictive stimulant. The effect of nicotine in first time or irregular users is an increase in alertness and memory, and mild euphoria. In chronic users, nicotine simply relieves the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal: confusion, restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, and dysphoria. Withdrawal symptoms in chronic users begin to appear approximately 30 minutes after every dose. Nicotine also disturbs metabolism and suppresses appetite.

The health effects of tobacco smoking are related to direct tobacco smoking, as well as passive smoking, inhalation of environmental or secondhand tobacco smoke.

Smoking leads to
Infant mortality
Tobacco diseases
Effects on heart
Anxiety disorders

which all affects the smokers and passive ...

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