31 May 10 Unknown Facts about Smoking | World No Tobacco Day
Smoking is injurious to health!
Smoking causes cancer!
Time and again, we’ve all heard or seen these messages either at the movie theatre before the beginning of a movie, or while watching a movie on our television. Although this message is written right across a cigarette pack, one tends to ignore this message blatantly. But as we observe World No Tobacco Day 2019, we’re here to shed some light on the diseases due to smoking.
1. Lung cancer
One of the major diseases caused due to smoking is lung cancer. Believe it or not, but 87% of deaths have been caused due to lung cancer. So on this World No Tobacco Day 2019, it’s time you quit smoking.
Smoking blocks the blood supply to your brain and affects your arteries too. This can be the cause of a major stroke and brain alterations that lead to death.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung ailment making it hard for a person to breathe. When one suffers from this condition, it gets exhausting to climb the stairs or walk a distance.
If you’re a chain smoker, suffering from asthma can be a grave problem. Asthma makes it tough for an individual to breathe air in and out of their lungs, and this condition will just escalate if you’re a smoker.
The risk of getting diabetes increases by 30% to 40% if you’re a smoker, and you might suffer from Type 2 diabetes. Suffering from diabetes can increase the chances of heart and kidney ailments as well as other diseases.
6. Heart condition
If there’s one of the body parts that gets affected the most due to smoking, it is the heart. Smoking causes blockages by narrowing your arteries, which then supplies less oxygen and blood to your heart.
7. Vision loss
Numerous studies have revealed that smoking also affects your vision with high chances of cataracts, glaucoma, and vision loss. Muscular degeneration caused due to smoking is also one of the bigger causes of blindness.
8. Reproductive issues
Ectopic pregnancy in women is caused due to smoking, which is when a fertilized egg gets implanted somewhere other than the uterus.
9. Poor oral hygiene
These might not be considered to be diseases due to smoking, but oral hygiene is important. Not just gum problems, smoking can limit a person’s senses in terms of smell and taste. You don’t want to smell stale every time you open your mouth to say something, do you?
10. Degrading the immune system
Smoking weakens the antibodies and cells in your body, which are crucial in preventing foreign invaders from entering your body.
These are just some of the diseases due to smoking. If you just Google it, you’ll realize that the list goes on.
We know that quitting is tough, but when it’s about you and your health, nothing is impossible. Consult a doctor and get on the path to leading a healthier life.
On World No Tobacco Day, take a pledge to protect yourself and your family before it’s too late.
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