The scientists who discovered how smoking affects the human body found one of the carcinogens of tobacco smoke already starts to cause adverse changes in the structure of the person in only 15 to 30 minutes of taking a puff.
According to the study, the results will now serve as a stark warning to all the people who are smoking and to people who want to try smoking. The study said that the smoke from a tobacco contains a carcinogen which is commonly known as phenanthrene or polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This kind of chemical forms toxins in the blood which is known as “trash DNA”. Toxins will immediately be form in the blood after inhaling the smoke. It induces adverse genetic structure or mutation causing great risk of having lung cancer.
Based on the statement of the researchers, it is the first research that is aimed to determine human metabolism of a PAH that is specifically brought by inhalation in cigarette smoke. They said that the study is done without the interference by other sources of smoke exposure such as air pollution or the diet. They said that the study is solely focused on the risk of lung cancer through inhaling cigarette smoke.
Researchers claimed that lung cancers kill an average of 3000 people in the world every day and most of the cases are due to smoking cigarette. This kind of hobby can also cause 18 other types of cancer aside from lung cancer. Studies show that PAH is one of the major causes of lung cancer. The study made to prove this claim was published in Chemical Research in Toxicology.