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Smoking and its effects

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  • Essay length: 1869 words
  • Submitted: 24/03/2005
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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Introduction

This biology project is about the cause and disadvantages of smoking. I am not only going to explain the health risks linked to smoking but I am also going to put the financial risks involved with smoking. This project is going to cover the diseases that smoking causes, pictures of body organs affected by smoking, facts about smoking, why smoking isn't banned, benefits of giving up smoking, history of tobacco and a bibliography of all the sources of information used in this project. So read on for my project on "Smoking and its Effects."

The History of Tobacco

In 3000 B.C the Ancient Egyptians burnt sweet herbs and frankincense when sacrificing to their gods. This was the beginning of smoking. Then in the beginning of the Christian era smoke was inhaled through the burning fur of a hare, the diagnoses for epilepsy was the inhalation of smoke from a goat's horn and for consumption, smoke inhaled through a reed of dried dung of an ox.

Somewhere in the United States was believed to be the birthplace of tobacco, a plant of the genus Nicotiana. How and when it was discovered is unknown (Huron

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