So why are people still lighting up? The answer, in a word, is addiction. Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains the very addictive chemical nicotine. As with heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly get used to the nicotine in cigarettes. Soon, a person needs to have it just to feel normal. People start smoking for different reasons. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their family members or friends smoke. Almost all adult tobacco users started before they were 18 years old.
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Inhaling cigarette smoke drastically alters the composition of the oral microbiome, according to the results of a study published this month in the International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal. To conduct this research, scientists from the NYU Langone Medical Center took mouthwash samples from a group of 1, individuals, made up of current and past smokers, as well as non-smokers. They analyzed the microbial DNA in these samples in order to determine the prevalence of the various bacteria present in the mouths of participants. In doing so, they found that the oral microbiome of current smokers differed greatly from that of both past smokers and non-smokers, noting that cigarettes appear to promote the growth of over different bacterial species while inhibiting the proliferation of a further However, the fact no difference was found between the samples of former smokers and those who had never taken up the habit suggests that this effect is not permanent, and can be reversed by giving up smoking. Alarmingly, many bacterial species belonging to the phylum Proteobacteria were found to be sharply reduced in the mouths of smokers. These microorganisms are known to play a key role in breaking down many of the toxic components of tobacco smoke, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and xylene. Conversely, bacteria of the phylum Streptococcus were discovered to be more populous in the mouths of smokers than non-smokers. These bacteria have previously been associated with an increased risk of periodontal disorders , implying that cigarettes could lead to the development of gum disease. The cause of this disruption to the oral microbiome has a number of possible explanations.
Smokeless tobacco is better known as spit tobacco, chewing tobacco, chew, and dip. Users put tobacco leaves into their mouth and suck on them instead of smoking them in cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco users place snuff or chewing tobacco between their inner cheek and gums on the lower part of their jaw and suck on the tobacco juices. Users spit often because the saliva builds up while tobacco is in their mouths. This sucking and chewing allows nicotine to get into the bloodstream through the gums, without the need to swallow the tobacco juices.
I'm a nevermo, but I married a then TBM girl, so maybe my perspective will be of help to you. I am a non-Mormon woman married to a Mormon manвwhich seems to be a less common scenario in the LDS world. Thanks - I searched but couldn't find it. I have observed in relationships among friends and family inside and outside of the church that holding a temple recommend does not guarantee a strong, happy marriage. I wish you all well on your recovery from this particularly vile church. We are very blessed. There are other occasions for humor, but these two are off the table.