To quit smoking it is very important to have a strong determination and will power. This can be achieved only if one has a complete knowledge of the health hazards posed by smoking. It is necessary to realize that smoking affects every part of the smoker’s body.
Smoking leads to stroke by blocking the blood supply to the brain, which is one of the most important organs of the human body. It also leads to graying and thinning of hair. Hair growth is also affected and they look dull and lifeless. Smoking leads to cataract, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and may also lead to permanent blindness. The sense of smell is also affected. It may also lead to the complete loss of the smelling sense. Smoking leads to loose teeth, gingivitis and gum diseases. It also stains teeth and gums and creates a bad odor. It leads to bad breath, sore throat and decreased taste sense. Above all it is a major cause of cancers related to oral cavity, larynx, esophagus etc. Several conditions like pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, cough (with or without sputum); colds and flu, emphysema and many others are caused by smoking. The immediate effects of smoking on heart are increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Long term effects include increase in fibrinogen levels and blood cholesterol levels which increase the chances of heart attacks. It also causes several heart diseases like aneurysms, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular diseases. Smoking also affects digestive system and causes peptic ulcers, heartburn, gallstones, Crohn’s disease and stomach cancer. Capillaries, wrinkles, scarring and premature aging of skin are also effects of smoking. It also leads to leg pain, Buerger’s disease and gangrene.
Understanding the drastic effects of smoking, it is important to seek Link Deleted per rules 3.1 and 3.3 and get rid of this habit forever.