Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In the late 1990's and early 2000's, tobacco companies were involved in several multi-million/billion dollar lawsuits for what reason?||Time To Make Smoking History
Withholding evidence that nicotine is addictive and dangerous. In 1954, the tobacco companies received information about the dangers in cigarette smoke. Many of these companies declined to label cigarettes and were charged with lying about these risks.
48 hours. There are many benefits in quitting smoking, such as the chances of heart attacks decreasing and breathing becoming easier in a matter of 1 to 3 days. After 5 years, the risk of lung cancer decreases. After 10 years, pre-cancerous cells become healthier and the risk of other smoke-related diseases, like bladder, kidney and pancreas cancer decreases.
Cold turkey. Many smokers have tried this method and succeeded. Others have tried several times before they finally quit. Some have gone back to the habit after quitting.
Both. Sidestream smoke is the smoke from a smoldering cigarette. Mainstream smoke comes from smokers who exhale smoke. This can cause headaches, nausea and irritation to the throat and eyes. Non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke have a 20 percent greater chance of getting lung cancer and emphysema. 53,000 deaths in the United States from secondhand smoke happen every year.
Neurotransmitters. Neutrotransmitters carry messages between brain cells. When a smoker stops smoking, this gives him or her a feeling of anxiety. This is what also causes smokers to relax when they are relieved from nicotine craving.
|Smoking became very common among young people in the mid-1900's. What caused these people to pick up this habit?||Time To Make Smoking History
All of these are correct (Smoking was considered hip, It was a good way to relieve strain, It was done to defy authority). Many people perceived smoking as sophisticated and glamorous. Others found it relaxing and pleasurable. Many rebels smoked as well, causing others to follow their example.