Information about the Effects & Risks of Smoking:

Benzene

Benzene is also a known carcinogenic substance, and while natural phenomena such as volcanoes and forest fires lead to the production of benzene, it is also produced when tobacco is burnt (in pipes as well as in cigarettes). Benzene is used in manufacturing insecticides, plastics, dyes, nylon, resins, etc. Short term exposure to benzene can lead to dizziness, sleepiness, tremors, rapid breathing, coma, etc; and long term exposure can lead to leukaemia, anaemia, genetic damage, excessive bleeding etc.

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