The toxins related to smoking that are most damaging are:
- Tar - a carcinogen substance that causes cancer.
- Nicotine - addictive and increases cholesterol levels in your body.
- Carbon monoxide - reduces oxygen in the body.
The brain changes the way it functions in response to a poor oxygen supply. But it also has the ability to switch back again once oxygen levels rise in the blood.
I know giving up smoking is extremely hard thing to do as I live with a smoker. I hope you can beat this habit and I would like to hear how you are doing.
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