Dangers Of Smoking

QUESTION: What are the dangers of smoking?

ANSWER:

Smoking is hazardous and the dangers of smoking are serious. A smoker inhales a substance containing 43 cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds besides four hundred other toxins including nicotine and tar. Nicotine leads to a smoking addiction. Tar clogs the lungs and inhibits the body’s capacity to breathe; it causes lung and throat cancer, heart disease, emphysema, bronchial and lung disorders.

Through passive smoking, even non-smokers (particularly children) are at risk of getting these illnesses. A pregnant woman who smokes increases the chance of her baby dying from SIDS, being underweight, and having behavioral problems. A recent report has shown that smoking tobacco and nicotine is the world’s leading cause of death and disability -- more than HIV, AIDS, or famine. The report also estimates that smoking-related illnesses cause 30 million deaths per year.

The dangers of smoking are evident. Why risk the perils to yourself and your loved ones in order to satisfy a habit? While quitting is far from easy, many products can help.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus

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