Cigarette, this small not more than 10cm stick has a lot of power. I have seen people go berserk and do the unimaginable. And all that for what, to get a drag of the tobacco laced stick which guarantees you a adrenaline rush with nicotine but also puts you under the radar of high health problems . Cigarette smoking is injurious to health and is the cause for many deaths all over the world. The living wine tries to send out a message and inform smokers how cigarette is injurious to health and try in its small way to make a change. We provide you with holistic options that may help quit smoking.
Smoking does many irreparable and irreversible disorders in the body and tends to make the body weak from the inside. The effects of smoking are terrible and we have listed down a few ill effects of smoking.
Lungs is used mainly to purify the air that we take in from the environment. The smoke that comes from the Cigarette damages the hairs on the lungs which purify the air from dust, germs and other harmful elements. The damage of the lung hair causes impure and harmful elements to pass without being filtered and causes infection and also lung cancer.
The heart and the lungs are the main organs that bear the maximum damage from smoking. Smoking increases the chance of a heart failure by 30 – 50 %. This is because; smoking increases the fat deposition in the arteries (atherosclerosis). It also increases the blood pressure and reduces the property of blood to clot. Added to this it reduces the stamina in the body which means smokers tend to tire quickly.
Smokers usually tend to have poor eyesight. This is because the sensitive blood vessels of the eye are easily damaged by smoking and it also causes itching of eye. Heavy or chain smokers tend to lose eyesight completely as they grow old and also they have an increased risk of having cataracts. Smoking also causes chronic leg pains and cramps in people which over the years could cause degeneration of tissues and result in gangrene.
Smoking also reduces the texture of the skin. A Smoker looks 5 years older than a non-smoker as the harmful elements in the cigarette cause the skin to turn a yellowish gray color and also causes early winkles as dragging on the cigarette effects the elastic tissues in the face.
Smoking increases osteoporosis risk and people who smoke tend to get them earlier than other people. Also it is a known fact that smoking is the cause of various cancer including lung cancer, pharynx, oral cavity, bladder and larynx cancer. A recent survey has revealed that 87% of lung cancer victims are smokers! Alarming, really! The government of different countries has a message printed on cigarette packs that smoking cause lung cancer but, people are too eager to smoke rather than step back and think!
Smoking causes infertility in both men and women. In women it creates an imbalance of estrogen hormone and this causes reduced blood flow to genital organs. Women smokers tend to get fallopian tube disease and sometimes smoking causes abortion. It also may cause early menopause.
In pregnant women smoking causes the child to have mental deformities and a very low IQ. This is because the growing fetus is affected by the intake of smoke. Its strictly advisable not to smoke once you pregnancy is confirmed.
In men smoking effects the erection and can cause erectile dysfunction. It affects the sperm count and semen. It also impairs sperm motility.
Smoking is a very dangerous and bad habit. The rush or addiction to smoke is due to nicotine and not for the tobacco and tar. You could easily switch to herbal and electric cigarettes that give you the same high but save you from the ill effects of tar and tobacco. Give it a thought. I know many of your closed and loved ones would have told or pleaded you to quit smoking and I hope this article helps people to understand how harmful smoking is and why your loved ones ask you to quit. It’s because they want you to live!
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