Everyone knows that smoking is a bad idea. But being around someone who smokes is also bad for your health. Second-hand smoke is the smoke that smokers breathe out and the smoke floating from the end of the cigarette, cigar, or pipe. Second-hand smoke contains thousands of chemicals that are toxic to the body. Breathing in second-hand smoke makes you more likely to have lung infection, asthma, coughing, sniffing and sneezing, cancer, heart disease
Why is smokeless tobacco dangerous?
Smokeless tobacco is better known as spit tobacco, chewing tobacco, chew, and dip. Users put tobacco leaves into their mouths and suck on them instead of smoking them in cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco comes as either snuff or chewing tobacco: Snuff is finer-grain tobacco that sometimes comes in pouches that look like teabags. Chewing tobacco is larger-grain tobacco leaves that are twisted or shredded and come loose in paper packets or small cans. Smokeless tobacco users place snuff or chewing tobacco between their inner cheek and gums on the lower part of their jaw and suck on the tobacco juices. Users spit often because the saliva builds up while tobacco is in their mouths. This sucking and chewing allow nicotine to get into the bloodstream through the gums, without the need to swallow the tobacco juices. But nicotine is in all forms of tobacco. This chemical is so addictive that nicotine addiction often starts after the first use. People addicted to nicotine need more of it to get the same feeling as the first time. Many people still believe that smokeless tobacco is a safer alternative to smoking, but this isn’t true. Using smokeless tobacco is as dangerous as smoking cigarettes, and can cause serious damage to the body.