Effects of Tobacco Smoking

Do you smoke? Effects of tobacco smoking on your health are plenty and plain terrible. Lung diseases are just one of the harmful consequences of tobacco use.

You won't get sick quickly. Cigarette smoking kills you slowly. If you are not sick yet, there are other unpleasant effects of smoking tobacco that can decrease the quality of your life.

If you keep on with your unhealthy habit, be ready for the following types of disease:

1. Leading Types of Cancer

Smoking is 100% proven to trigger and promote lung cancer AND many other types.

How can tobacco use turn your once healthy cells into cancerous?

  • It damages your cells in the lungs, which can lead to the development of a malignant tumor.
  • It encourages the growth of cancerous cells in your breasts.
  • It partners with the dangers of alcohol to cause liver cancer.
  • It is also a major risk factor for leukemia because of the chemicals it contains.

And if you think you are safe and on the road to prevention because you don't smoke, think again. If you live or work with someone who does, you are not safe. In fact, your risk is higher because second hand smoke is far deadlier.

2. Coughs and Colds

Both are very common diseases caused by smoking or exposure to second hand smoke. Chronic cough is one of the most common effects of tobacco smoking. If you experience coughing that lasts or comes and goes, see a doctor.

Remember, persistent or frequent coughing is one of the early signs of lung cancer.

3. Heart Disease

It is the number one killer in the world today which is also one of the common and predictable effects of cigarettes smoking.

Tobacco use often leads to heart attacks and strokes.

The combination of nicotine and carbon monoxide in every stick of cigarette you light and puff on increases your heart rate and blood pressure.

The deadly chemicals you inhale put a lot of strain on your heart and blood vessels.

4. Peripheral Vascular Disease or PVD

What smoking does is slow down the flow of blood and cut off the supply of oxygen to your arms and legs.

Prevention of PVD is likely if you quit the habit. If you already have PVD and you still smoke, your habit will worsen your condition. In fact, surgery to improve blood flow won't work unless you quit the nicotine habit.

5. Lack of Oxygen in the Body

For every cigarette stick you consume, the tobacco it contains releases carbon monoxide into your body. Carbon monoxide robs your brain, muscles and tissues of oxygen.

Lack of oxygen makes your whole body, especially your heart to work harder.

As you continue to smoke every day for the rest of your life, the airways in your body swell up obstructing the air that you breathe in.

6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)

Examples of COPD are emphysema, bronchitis and pneumonia. The only step on the prevention of COPD is to stop smoking.

A frequent diagnosis of any of the COP diseases increases your tendency for lung tumors.

Smoking or being exposed to secondhand smoke for years also worsens asthma and causes aneurysm.

Good for you if you don't smoke. Let this list of harmful effects of tobacco smoking strengthen your resolve not to take up the habit.

Related Pages You Might Like:

Smoking and Different Types of Cancer | Smokers Lungs: Effects of Tobacco Use | Second Hand Smoking Facts | Effects of Second Hand Smoke Exposure | Knowing the Benefits of Not Smoking

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