Harmful Effects Of Smoking On Your Body

03 Aug 2019 Nicotex_Infographic_Harmful effects of smoking on Body Harmful Effects Of Smoking On Your Body If You Could See The Damage You'd STOP Brain Damage Smoking increases your risk of a stroke by at least 50% which can cause brain damage & death. Going Blind Smoking increases your risk of age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 65. Heart Disease Smoking damages your heart and your blood circulation, increasing the risk of conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attack and peripheral vascular disease. Gum Disease, Throat Cancer Smoking causes bad breath, stained teeth, gum disease and damages your sense of taste. It also increases your risk of getting cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, voice box and gullet. Lung Disease Feeling out of breath when you run up the stairs is just the beginning. Smoking can cause asthma and other fatal lung diseases. Type 2 Diabetes Smoking contributes to type 2 diabetes & increases the risk of complication from the disease. Destroys Fertility The male sexual function is affected by smoking, causing testicular cancer & damaging sperm. For women, smoking reduces your fertility, increases your risk of cervical cancer, miscarriage & pregnancy related complications. Gut & Kidney Damage Your chances of getting stomach cancer, ulcers & reflux increases. You're at a greater risk of developing kidney cancer Bones Smoking makes your bones weak & brittle. Women, especially, become even more susceptible to osteoporosis Skin Smoking causes premature ageing & robs your skin of its youth & lustre. Smoking doubles your risk of a heart attack & you have twice the risk of dying from coronary heart disease. The chances of having an ectopic pregnancy are higher in women who smoke. More than 93% of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by smoking. Smoking can cause male impotence. Smoking can prematurely age your skin by between 10-20 years One in two smokers will die from a smoking related disease. If you're a woman, your fertility reduces to 72% of that of a non smoker. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer & 83% of deaths from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Smoking can double your risk of dying from a stroke. Hard Facts Sources:https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/smoking-health-problemshttps://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/tobacco/reports-resources/sotc/by-the-numbers/10-health-effects-caused-by-smoking.htmlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1026024829294https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012369215316305