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How does smoking produce free radicals in the body?

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  • A , Internal Medicine, answered
    One of the things that make smoking so dangerous is that many of the components of tobacco smoke are oxidants -- agents that promote chemical reactions with oxygen. Therefore, they also increase the by-products of such reactions, which are known as free radicals. Free radicals are temporarily unstable atoms or molecules (they have extra or unpaired electrons) that react with other atoms or molecules to produce another unstable molecule.
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