Health Effects Of Smoking Which Can Kill You
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” ~ Mark Twain
Every year many people die because of lung cancer, throat cancer, mouth cancer and asthma. The major reason for their death being their habit of smoking and the inability to quit smoking. It is very common to hear ‘smoking is injurious to health’ but that really does not make any difference to many. They tend to overlook it. Are you one of them? Then, you must read this article for we have made an effort to remind you those harmful effects of smoking.
1. Invitation to cancer
Smoking is like an open invitation to cancer. Smoking prevents the production of ‘caretaker’ proteins like FANCD2. These proteins ensure the destruction of faulty cells and repair DNA, thereby curbing cancer. Curbing these life giving proteins’ production indirectly induces the production of faulty cells, hence making the body vulnerable to cancer. People who smoke usually suffer from lung cancer. A usual smoker consumes about a cup full of tar in a year due to smoking and that tar coats the lungs and causes lung cancer.
2. Heart attacks and stroke
Nicotine, in cigarettes, narrows the blood vessels as also the major artery in the heart, the aorta. This ultimately causes difficulty in the transportation of blood in the body, thereby causing stroke. Smoking causes atherosclerosis and it can also raise the risk of dangerous blood clots which results in heart attack.
Smoking is one of the main reasons of bronchitis. The smoke inhaled by the smoker irritates the air passage which causes the production of mucus resulting in a chronic bronchitis. Also, the smoke inhaled while puffing a cigarette can cause emphysema.