Information about the Effects & Risks of Smoking:

Formaldehyde

While our bodies do produce a small quantity of formaldehyde naturally, a majority of the formaldehyde found in the environment is because of the generation of household waste and the burning of different fuels, and it can also be found in cigarette smoke. Short term exposure to formaldehyde can lead to wheezing, coughing, nausea, skin irritation, etc; and long term exposure can lead to asthma. Formaldehyde is also considered a carcinogen, and is associated with causing nasal and nasopharyngeal cancer.

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