Smoking Impact on Health


Smoking is Injurious to Health nearly 90% people on the planet know that and still large number of people do smoke and the irony is it’s well accepted in society . Smoking is addictive and thus when people start once it seems very difficult to them to quit smoking .

I thank you for reading this post because , you reading this post itself shows that you are really really concerned about your health . Let us look into some facts which you might have or  might not have known .

The damage caused by smoking is influenced by:

1.Whether  cigarette has a filter

2. Number of cigarettes smoked in a day

3.The way how the tobacco has been prepared for it .

On average, each cigarette shortens a smoker’s life by around 11 minutes.

Research has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by seven to eight years and it seems to be a known fact to many people. We all know death is inevitable but at the same time everyone cherishes to have good health throughout his life span . 

Now let us look at why is it injurious ?

It basically starts process of hardening of arteries over a period of  years , as cholesterol  and fat deposits in arteries making them narrow , blocked or rigid . In this situation blood clots are likely to form in arteries leading to cardiovascular disease based on which arteries and blood vessels are involved.

Fatal Consequence : Blood clots in the heart and brain are the most common causes of sudden death .

  • a blood clot in the arteries supplying the heart, which can lead to a heart attack also known as Coronary thrombosis
  • The blood vessels to the brain can become blocked due to blood clot , which can lead to collapse, stroke and paralysis .This is also known as Cerebral thrombosis .
  • In case of arteries of kidney it results in high blood pressure or kidney failure .
  • The risks it causes for developing cancer is numerous some of them are  :
  • Lung cancer
  • bladder cancer
  • cancer of the oesophagus
  • cancer of the kidneys
  • cancer of the pancreas
  • cervical cancer
  • COPD : Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a collective term for a group of conditions that block airflow and make breathing more difficult  such as :  emphysema – breathlessness caused by damage to the air sacs (alveoli) and chronic bronchitis  .Smoking is one of major causes and common cause for it .

How much impact it causes on health .

  • Eye is one of the  most important part of the body , and blood vessels in the eyes are sensitive and can be easily damaged causing a blood shot .
  • Smoking can cause macular degeneration, resulting in the gradual loss of eyesight.
  • Apart from eyesight it influences your arteries , lungs ,kidney ,heart etc .
  • It affects production of thyroid in body  and other important harmones .

Passive smoking  :

Passive smoking puts you at even higher risks

How does quitting help ?

Lung damage from COPD is permanent, and  quiting smoking at any stage reduces the rate of decline in lung capacity. When  lung capacity declines breathlessness begins .


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