Smoking is actually more dangerous than it seems. It basically involves the inhaling and exhaling of fumes of burning plant materials like marijuana, hashish, cannabis, ayahuasca, betel nuts, tobacco, and so on. Being addicted to smoking damages a person both physically and psychologically, it’s the leading cause of several diseases. Several youths and adolescents adopted this act, mainly due to peer pressure and bad influence. Exposure to nicotine at an early stage in life will cause long-term damage to one’s mental health.
Secondhand smoking around underage children might have a long-term or short-term effect. Exposing infants and children to secondhand smoke could cause more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). You wouldn’t want your child to start inhaling smoke at an early age. It’s a dangerous act not only for adults, but there could be a worst case in children. Smoking also causes children and teens to be short of breath and to have less stamina, both of which can affect athletic performance and other physically active pursuits, reduced lung growth and early cardiovascular damage.
Oh but I’ve been smoking for years and there hasn’t been any effect…..yet. The smoking effects won’t come after two or multiple rounds of tobacco. The way your body reacts to these substances might be different from the way your neighbor’s body reacts. If you don’t quit smoking sooner, you could end up having some of these diseases and infections.
1. It Causes Cancer
I think everyone should know this by now, that the inhalation and exhalation of tobacco and other plant substances could lead to different sorts of cancer: cancer of the lung, larynx (voice box), mouth, esophagus, throat, bladder, kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia. It’s basically cancer of your respiratory tract. Having either of these cancers will change your lifestyle for good. These cancers could lead to instant death if not diagnosed at an early stage. According to one study, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths, or nearly one in every six.Some of the most common cancers are lung and colon cancer.
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2. It contributes To Heart Disease.
Smoking causes heart disease because it tampers with the blood vessels that transfer blood around the body. With time, fatty deposits (plaque) can build up inside the coronary arteries. This reduces the flow of blood to the heart and increases the risk of heart attack. Smoking speeds up the clogging and narrowing of coronary arteries. If your heart is messed up, it’s either you have it replaced or you’llbeon medication. If you don’t have the funds for the surgery, it means you’ll have to be on medication till your health dies slowly, and that will be your end.
3. It Leads To Mental Health Disorders
A large percentage of addicted smokers today want to quit, but that’s the problem; they can’t. They can’t quit smoking because they feel after a stick of smoke, their stress and anxiety will be gone and they’ll feel relieved. You’re just being manipulated by yourself to keep on smoking. If you find it hard to quit smoking, then you should see a therapist. Have a professional to talk to about your mental health. Smokers are also more likely to develop depression overtime. You shouldn’t be lonely in these times. Have someone to talk to!.
4. It Causes Lung Disease And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Smoking decreases your lungs’ capacity. It weakens your lungs and makes them less productive than they used to be. Malformations of the lungs cause a smaller volume of oxygen to reach the bloodstream, resulting in less oxygen getting into the blood. Smoking generally causes COPD. In 8 out of 10 people diagnosed with COPD, smoking will be the major cause.
5. Diabetes And Stroke
Diabetes is a condition caused as a result of too much sugar in the blood stream. Stroke is damage to the brain from the interruption of its blood supply. Technically, patients with diabetes who smoke are 3.5 times more likely to develop strokes than patients without diabetes who do not smoke. Diabetes and smoking had a combined positive correlation with stroke.