Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

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

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 7:44 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/biology/human-biology/the-benefits-of-quitting-smoking-127684

    Solution Preview

    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
    Carcinogenecity
    Tobacco diseases
    Effects on heart
    Anxiety disorders

    which all affects the smokers and passive ...

    Solution Summary

    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.

    $2.19