We’ve all seen the ironic ‘Smoking is Injurious to Health’ notices at the end of cigarette commercials, and almost all of us simply ignore the message and go on with our lives.
Almost 1 in 5 adults smoke, that’s about 8 million smoking people. While smoking itself is a disease, another deadly act it causes to happen is passive smoking; the inhaling of someone else’s exhaled smoke.
We all seem to be aware of the ‘dangers’ smoking presents us with, but we don’t entirely focus on it, do we?
Smoking does not just cause lung cancer, it affects your body from head to toe and leaves no area unaffected.
But what are these effected I speak of?
To name a few, these are;
- Mood stimulation
- Anxiety and Irritability
- Poor Vision
- Unhealthy teeth and Smelly hair
- Persistent coughing
- Heart disease
- Dull sense of smell and taste
- Constricted blood vessels
- High cholesterol
- Weakened immune system
- Loss of appetite
- Yellow fingers
- cervical cancer
- Lung cancer
- COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Diabetes complications
- Blood clotting
- Bad skin
- Cancer connection
- Problems with pregnancy and newborns
- Increased risk of blood cancer
These, and more are the effects of smoking on the male and female body, and there are honestly so many more that also depend on every individual characteristic and the differing conditions of every person. But needless to say, smoking is a curse that many people fall into either willingly or unwillingly, but it’s not impossible for get out of this if you desire the change for yourself. In some cases, smoking can even lead to death, and I think it’s agreeable that it’s better safe than sorry.