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Tobacco smoke and its effect on our health


The compounds in Tobacco smoke can affect your positive health, recent studies shows us that more that 50 percentage of male who smoke tobacco dies due to illness caused by tobacco smoke and overall life expectancy of chronic smokers decreases up to 10 years that of a non smoker. Tobacco smoking can cause decease that affect lungs and heart.dangerous habbit

  • Effects of Tobacco smoke on Respiratory system.

Smocking is the major cause of Lung cancer, exposure to tobacco smoke will also result in pulmonary and respiratory tract infections both through structural damage and through effects on the immune system. Tobacco smoke also trigger common cold, bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema.

  • Effects of Tobacco smoke on Cardio vascular system

Tobacco smoke entering our lungs have an immediate affect on our heart, witing a minute our heart rate increases due to the inability to supply oxygen to our body. Smocking will result in narrowing of blood vessels and arteries, it will result in the increased risk of stroke, atherosclerosis, and peripheral vascular disease so chances of heart attacks are hight for a smoker than a non smoker. Some studies have shown that tobacco smoke can change our hearts shape due to the ability of tobacco smoke to influence the cell division of heart muscles. Tobacco smoke can increase the blood cholesterol level.

  • Effects of Tobacco smoke on Oral health

Intake of tobacco smoke will result is Oral cancer, smoking will rest in the staining of tooth and bad breath, chances of tooth loses are hight in smokers compared to non smokers. It will also result in loss of taste.

  • Tobacco smoke and cancers

Other than lung cancer and oral cancer , there are wide range of other cancers which can develope due to the intake of tobacco smoke they are lung cancer, cancer of the kidney, cancer of the larynx and head and neck, breast cancer, bladder,[esophagus, pancreas and stomach.There is some evidence suggesting an increased risk of myeloid leukemia, squamous cell sinonasal cancer, liver cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer after an extended latency, childhood cancers and cancers of the gall bladder, adrenal gland and small intestine.

  • Tobacco Smoke and Skin ageing

Smoking Cigarettes will result in premature skin ageing, it helps the formation of free radicals in our body, free radicals are molecules that can disease and damage to cell DNA, it further result in the shrinkage of capillaries that supply blood to our skin thus preventing the skin from getting vital oxygen and nutrients . Smoking produces enzymes that block collagen ( they are vital for skin elasticity ) supply to the skin. Smoking blocks vitamin A and Vitamin C which are essential for skin protection and health, they all factors will result in wrinkled skin. Studies have shown that people who smoke regularly look 10-20 years older than non smokers.

  • Other effects on health

Prolonged tobacco smoke will result in Brain shrinkage, memory loss and decline in cognitive abilities, tobacco smokers are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. Tobacco smokers age faster than the non smokers, their body loses the athletic abilities.


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