The Ill Effects of Smoking
Cigarette smoking kills, yet people still cannot stop smoking. Studies suggest that peer pressure is one reason why people smoke. The belief that smoking would not do any harm on them because it did not do any harm on people they know is another. Moreover, personal addiction to smoking is another reason. Despite these, the truth still prevails that cigarette smoking is not good for one’s health. Here are more ill effects of smoking which may help in convincing people to stop smoking.
- First among the ill effects of smoking is lung cancer. All the chemicals in the cigarette as well as the smoke all contributes in bringing the lungs in such a condition.
- Aside from lung cancer, smoking also increases the risk of cancer in different areas of the body such as the nose, mouth, larynx, trachea, oesophagus, throat, kidneys, bladder, cervix, bone marrow and blood.
- Smoking increases the risk of heart diseases for about 3 to 4 times than normal. Chemicals in cigarettes narrow the veins and arteries in the body causing obstructed flow of blood and blockage of pathways of blood in worse cases.
- Premature birth can also be experienced by pregnant women who are smoking. The health of the baby can also be affected.
- Smoking can also cause illnesses in the bones. It increases the risk for osteoporosis and arthritis.
These ill effects of smoking can bring about more negative effects like when it comes to bones, more inflammation of joints and muscles may follow. Premature birth can cause the child to suffer different birth defects. Cigarette smoking kills—it does.