Health and Smoking: Everything you need to know

Health and Smoking: Everything you need to know
Table of contents
  1. Smoking: a deadly practice
  1.  How smoking affects your health
  2.  Some health problems caused by smoking

Smoking: a deadly practice

Smoking, an addiction born from the dependence on tobacco and its by-products, is a practice that kills many people every year. And as if that were not enough, smoking deteriorates very slowly and kills very painfully.

Smoking slowly deteriorates the health of the person who practices it. And it always starts with one cigarette, then two and so on, until you are completely addicted. By the time you realize it, it is already late and your whole body is already destroyed.

Read this article until the end and you will know everything about smoking, what it is, its ravages in the world and especially the health problems it creates.

 How smoking affects your health

Tobacco, the main substance contained in cigarettes and companies, is a product whose danger is no longer to be proven. When tobacco burns, it generates smoke containing more than 4,000 chemical substances, including carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, benzene, etc.

Many of the "smoke components" are carcinogenic and all of them are responsible for chronic respiratory diseases and heart disease. In addition, the addiction created by nicotine, the main component of tobacco, is more powerful than that of heroin, cocaine and alcohol.

 Some health problems caused by smoking

Smoking not only reduces life expectancy by 10 years, but is also a major risk factor for many diseases which are:

- Hypertension;

- Cardiovascular disease, stroke;

- Chronic bronchitis and emphysema;

- Respiratory or heart failure;

- Cancers: lung, mouth, esophagus, bladder, etc;

- Erectile dysfunction;

- Peptic ulcer;

- During and after pregnancy, increased risks: miscarriage, complications during pregnancy, low birth weight babies, sudden infant death syndrome.

Non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke are at increased risk of the same health problems as smokers. In everyday life, because of smoking, you will suffer from:

- Bad breath;

- Fatigue;

- Decreased energy level;

- Decreased taste and smell;

- Constant coughing;

- Shortness of breath;

- Fertility problems;

- Menstrual problems.

According to the WHO: "The tobacco epidemic is one of the greatest threats to global public health in history. ". Each year, more than 50% of long-term smokers die prematurely from smoking-related diseases. There is an urgent need to review and improve tobacco control strategies.

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