Free Radicals and Antioxidants in Cigarette Smokers


AbstractTo study the effect of smoking on the antioxidant parameters, young male smokers(n=15) and non smokers(n=15) aged 19 to 25 years. Our study underway to determine the antioxidants such as vitamin E(α–Tocopherol), through its ability to limit production of free radicals and help prevent or delay the development of diseases by the cigarettes smoking and the antioxidants which works together(co-antioxidants), and recycle each other or work in concert; therefore, the total and reduce vitamin C(ascorbic acid) were determine, we found the levels of these vitamins in smokers less than non smokers. In conclusion, according to the results of the present study, we explain how much smoking lead to release of free radicals and cause depletion of antioxidants, finally causing oxidative damage.