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What happens to the tongue after the first time to smoke cigerattes , what changes in the tongue the colour or the look or what??

P.S , Please reply fastly , and tell me how to help someone not to try smoking for. The second time please there are people very close to me and I need help for them , so please I don't wanna lose them cause of smoking , please answer my question please , and tell me how to help someone quit after lots of years of smoking please. -thanks
Wed, 4 Dec 2013
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TO help someone not to start smoking ..you can advice him of the ill effects it has not only on him but also others who become passive smokers.The most dreaded complication is lung cancer and others include repeated infections of the lung,more chances of developing hypertension,stroke and even infertility.

To help someone quit smoking who is chronic ,first is to counsel him of the ill effects.Secondly., the addictive effect is due to a substance called nicotine where as the dangerous effectc of cigarrettes are due to substances in the smoke.So you can replace nicotine in cigarrettes with NICOTINE GUMS OR EVEN NICOTINE PATCHES so that he doesnt feel the need for nicotine in cigarrettes.

AND if you are a close friend your moral support would help a lot.
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