Face the truth – smoking is injurious to health! If you don’t give up in time, it will affect your body and risk your health. Every time you smoke a cigarette, you end up inhaling 4000 different chemicals, of which 80 can cause severe health problems including cancer, infertility, heart attack and others. Given below is a list of the 10 deadly effects of smoking every smoker should know.
10. Effects of passive smoking on kids:
Smoking in front of your kids makes a lasting impression on them and chances are they too will follow suit and indulge in smoking from an early age. Also, being passive smokers, they may get addicted to nicotine without knowing what this might lead to. Passing smoking can cause cough, allergy and several other medical conditions in children.
9. Early aging:
Besides having bad breadth and yellow teeth, smokers may lose all of their teeth before the advent of old age. Hair loss, premature boldness and graying of hair are other developments that make them look older than their biological age. These effects can aggravate in case a smoker does not stick to a healthy lifestyle.
8. Bad breadth and yellow teeth:
Most smokers always carry mint or gum with them to avoid the unpleasantness of bad breadth. Besides bad breadth, their teeth become yellow over time and make them look unattractive or at times even grotesque. While smokers can minimize these effects by using various over the counter products nowadays, they cannot always insulate themselves from long term outcomes of smoking.
The immediate effect of smoking is fatigue and weakness. Since smoking reduces the supply of oxygen in the blood, the energy level of the body remains low and you feel fatigued. Many times we observe that smokers have trembling hands; this happens when optimum oxygen is not transported to the brain and its power to concentrate on day to day chores begins to decline.
6. Loss or weakening of eyesight:
Cigarettes contain many contaminants which can adversely affect your eyesight. People with poor eyesight can experience even more serious results. Aggressive smokers gradually start with the weakening of their vision and in the worst cases they may become completely blind. The toxic effect of smoking leads to macular degeneration and this adversely affects the retina.
5. Stomach and kidney malfunction:
Smokers often suffer from a burning sensation in their intestines. The reason for this is that smoking amplifies the release of acids and causes ulcers that make your stomach burn in pain. A large amount of carcinogens may accumulate in the urinary bladder and increase the risk of pancreatic cancer as well.
If you continue smoking for long, chances of losing your fertility are higher. Cigarettes contain nicotine, which affects fertility in both men and women. This has been proven by several medical experts from around the globe as well. Also, it may cause erectile dysfunction in males around their 30’s, and therefore it is better to quit smoking in time.
3. Chronic Obtrusive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):
COPD is the outcome of chronic bronchitis and emphysema combined. In more than 90 percent cases, these diseases occur due to persistent smoking. As they are progressive in nature, eventually a person affected by them will have to rely on an outside source of oxygen for breathing. The condition is irreversible and puts the patients on breathing machines for a lifetime.
2. Cardiovascular disease:
Cigarette smoke releases carbon monoxide, which over a period of time narrows and stiffens the arteries inside the human heart. This can significantly reduce the oxygen supple in the blood, and thus result in high levels of cholesterol accumulation in the arteries. Cholesterol accumulation can greatly increase the risk of serious medical conditions like heart strokes and paralysis.
1. Cancer and smoking:
The most widely known form of cancer caused by smoking is lung cancer. Till now, lunch cancer resulting from smoking has claimed millions of lives all over the world! But, that is just one small part of the picture. Chemicals like tar, carcinogen, benzene, cadmium, and formaldehyde can varyingly cause leukemia, bladder cancer, cancer of cervix, stomach cancer, and many other forms.