Due to the increasing numbers of smokers, i decided to make researches and put together this health problems, proven to be caused by smoking.
No matter how you smoke it or what you smoke, smoking is dangerous to your health. There are no safe substances in any marijuana or tobacco products, from acetone and tar to nicotine and carbon monoxide. The substances you inhale don’t just affect your lungs. They can affect your entire body.
Smoking can lead to a variety of ongoing complications in the body, as well as long-term effects on your body systems. While smoking can increase your risk of a variety of problems over several years, some of the bodily effects are immediate. Read till end…
15 Bad Things Smoking Can Do To Your Body,
1. Smoking Can Cause Anosmia(loss of sense of smell)
Just think about the enjoyment that you will be missing if you lose your sense of smell because of smoking. You will not be able to smell flowers like beautiful roses. Sniffing the aroma of fine wine would be lost forever. There will be no more recognition of your favorite perfume and dishes you always crave because of the exquisite smell and taste, Smoking can damage your sense of smell, making you lost forever.
2. Smoking Can Cause Gum Diseases
Gum (periodontal) disease is an infection of the gums and can affect the bone structure that supports your teeth. In severe cases, it can make your teeth fall out. Smoking is an important cause of severe gum disease in the United States. … This buildup leads to early gum disease, called gingivitis.
3. Yellowing Of Teeth
Does nicotine make teeth more likely to stain? Yes, smoking or using chewing tobacco products can make the enamel of your teeth more likely to stain. Once you start using nicotine products, it doesn’t take long for your teeth to take on a yellowish appearance
4. Smoking Can Lead To Hair Loss
Last year, another team studied the link in a group of 740 men in Taiwan, aged 40 to 91 years, notable because Asian men generally have low rates of hereditary baldness. After controlling for age and family histories, the researchers found a greater rate of hair loss among the smokers, a risk that grew with increasing smoking.
5. Lung Cancer
More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer; it’s responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. Your chance of still being alive to five years after being diagnosed, is less than 1 in 5.
6. Smoking Can Cause COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Long-term exposure to lung irritants that damage the lungs and the airways usually is the cause of COPD. In the United States, the most common irritant that causes COPD is cigarette smoke. Pipe, cigar, and other types of tobacco smoke also can cause COPD, especially if the smoke is inhaled.
COPD is an obstructive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It causes serious long-term disability and early death. COPD starts by making it hard to be active, such as playing with a grandchild, then usually gets worse, until climbing a short set of stairs or even walking to get the mail is exhausting or impossible. It can leave people stuck in their homes, unable to do the things they want or see friends. About 80 percent of all COPD is caused by cigarette smoking. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
7. Heart Disease
Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, including your heart. Smoking can cause blockages and narrowing in your arteries, which means less blood and oxygen flow to your heart. When cigarette consumption in the U.S. decreased, so did the rates of heart disease. Yet, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S.
Because smoking affects your arteries, it can trigger stroke. A stroke happens when the blood supply to your brain is temporarily blocked. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die. A stroke can cause paralysis, slurred speech, altered brain function and death. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of adult disability.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs—otherwise known as “breathing.” Because cigarette smoke irritates air passages, it can trigger sudden and severe asthma attacks. Asthma is a serious health condition that affects more than 25 million Americans. Smoking only makes it worse.
10. Reproductive Effects in Women
Smoking can cause ectopic pregnancy in women, which is when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus. The egg can’t survive and, if left untreated, can be life-threatening for the mother. Smoking also causes reduced fertility, meaning it makes it more difficult to get pregnant.
11. Premature, Low Birth-Weight Babies
The effects of smoking not only impact mom’s health, but also that of her baby. Smoking while pregnant can cause babies to be born prematurely and/or with a low birth-weight. Babies born too early or too small have increased risk of health complications and even death.
You’re more likely to get type 2 diabetes if you smoke. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is 30 to 40 percent higher for smokers than non-smokers. Additionally smoking increases the risk of complications once diagnosed with diabetes, such as heart and kidney disease, poor blood flow to legs and feet (which leads to infections and possible amputation), blindness and nerve damage.
13. Blindness, Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Smoking can make you go blind. It damages your eyes and can result in vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration is caused by smoking. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 65 and older.
14. Over 10 Other Types of Cancer, Including Colon, Cervix, Liver, Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer
Basically, all the cancers. For both cancer patients and survivors, those who smoke are more likely to develop a second primary cancer. And now we know that smoking causes at least a dozen cancers, including liver and colorectal, and reduces the survival rates for prostate cancer patients.
15. Smoking can cause aging
is also believed to contribute to skin aging, and now a new study on twins shows that smoking can indeed cause premature wrinkling and other characteristics of accelerated aging. … “Smoking makes you look old.And show up they will. Experts agree that smoking accelerates aging, so that smokers look 1.4 years older than nonsmokers, on averageSmo
16. Smoking Can Cause Fat Around Your Stomach
Smoking not only increases your risk of developing lung cancer and heart disease; it also causes you to store fat around your middle. Despite its ability to squelch hunger pains, a study published in a 2012 issue of “PLoS One” found that smokers had more belly fat than their non-smoking counterparts. You may not gain weight as a result of smoking, but any fat you do have tends to distribute itself around your abdomen, which further increases your risk of disease. Belly fat surrounds the internal organs and excretes inflammatory chemicals.
Smoking is known to be one of the worst things you can do to your body, with drastic consequences on life span and the progression of disease. On average, smokers’ life expectancy is 10 years less than non-smokers.
However a lot of smokers don’t know about these health effects caused by smoking, a lot of people are living in the dark, causing harms to themselves unknownly.
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