Written by Ann Pietrangelo | Published on August 25, 2014 Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA on August 25, 2014 952
THE EFFECTS OF
SMOKING ON THE BODY
No matter how you smoke it, tobacco is dangerous to your health and affects your entire body. Image Mood Stimulation Poor Vision Anxiety and Irritability Another Cold, Another Flu Lung Cancer Constricted Blood Vessels High Cholesterol Heart Disease Stained Teeth Smelly Hair Diabetes Complications Erectile Dysfunction Early Menopause Problems with Pregnancy Appetite Suppressant Coughing COPD Bronchitis Too Much Clotting Blood Cancer Yellow Fingers Wrinkly Skin Bad Teeth Infertility Cancer Connection Cervical Cancer Problems for Newborns The Effects of Smoking on the Body
Tobacco smoke is enormously harmful to your health. There’s no safe way to smoke. Replacing your cigarette with a cigar, pipe, or hookah won’t help you avoid the health risks associated with tobacco products. Cigarettes contain about 600 ingredients. When they burn, they generate more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the American Lung Association. Many of those chemicals are poisonous and at least 69 of them can cause cancer. Many of the same ingredients are found in cigars and in tobacco used in pipes and hookahs. According to the National Cancer Institute, cigars have a higher level of carcinogens, toxins, and tar than cigarettes. When using a hookah pipe, you’re likely to inhale more smoke than you would from a cigarette. Hookah smoke has many toxic compounds and exposes you to more carbon monoxide than cigarettes do. Hookahs also produce more secondhand smoke. In the United States, the mortality rate for smokers is three times that of people who never smoked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s one of the leading causes of preventable death. Central Nervous System
One of the ingredients in tobacco is a mood-altering drug called nicotine. Nicotine reaches your brain in mere seconds. It’s a...
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