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Cigarette smoke causes genetic damage within minutes -- not years -- after inhalation into the lungs, U.S. researchers say....
The scientists added a labeled PAH -- phenanthrene -- to cigarettes and tracked it in 12 volunteers who smoked the cigarettes. They found phenanthrene quickly forms a toxic substance in the blood known to trash DNA, causing mutations that can cause cancer.
Read more: www.upi.com...
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by ExPostFacto
Sorry, didn't mean to mess up your chi.
And I have no idea how to close a thread.
Originally posted by kroms33
reply to post by DeadStarState
I seriously have probelms quitting. I go through bad bad bad withdrawals - irritated easily, hot flashes, sometimes it feels like my veins are on fire.... I have cut down though.... but I have been smoking for a long long time
I just don't like the person I become when I quit... mean and irritable.edit on 1/17/2011 by kroms33 because: To add a "Y" in LUCKY...