Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema

Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema


Every time you
smoke a cigarette, toxic gases pass into your lungs,
then into your bloodstream, where they spread to
every organ in your body. A cigarette is made
using the tobacco leaf, which contains nicotine
and a variety of other compounds. As the tobacco and
compounds burn, they release thousands of
dangerous chemicals, including over forty known
to cause cancer. Cigarette smoke contains the poisonous gases
carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, as well as trace amounts of
cancer-causing radioactive particles. All forms of tobacco are dangerous, including cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco and snuff. Nicotine is an addictive chemical in tobacco.
After you inhale tobacco smoke, nicotine flows through the bloodstream to
your brain, where it induces a pleasurable feeling. When you repeatedly expose your brain to nicotine, it becomes desensitized,making you crave
more and more nicotine just to feel normal. Smoking causes death. People who smoke typically die
at an earlier age than non-smokers. In fact, 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States
is linked to cigarette smoking. If you smoke, your risk for major health problems increases dramatically, including:
heart disease, heart attack, stroke, lung cancer, and death from
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Smoking causes cardiovascular disease.
When nicotine flows through your adrenal glands, it stimulates the release of epinephrine,
a hormone that raises your blood pressure. In addition, nicotine and carbon monoxide
can damage the lining of the inner walls in your arteries. Fatty deposits, called plaque, can build up at these injury sites and become large enough
to narrow the arteries and severely reduce blood flow, resulting in a condition
called atherosclerosis. In coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis
narrows the arteries that supply the heart, which reduces the supply of oxygen to your
heart muscle, increasing your risk for a heart attack. Smoking also raises your risk for blood clots because it causes platelets in your blood
to clump together. Smoking increases your risk for
peripheral vascular disease, in which atherosclerotic plaques block the
large arteries in your arms and legs. Smoking can also cause an
abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a swelling or weakening of your aorta
where it runs through your abdomen. Smoking damages two main parts of your lungs:
your airways, also called bronchial tubes, and small air sacs called alveoli. With each breath, air travels down
your windpipe, called the trachea, and enters your lungs through your bronchial tubes. Air then moves into
thousands of tiny alveoli, where oxygen from the air
moves into your bloodstream and the waste product carbon dioxide
moves out of your bloodstream. Tiny hair-like projections, called cilia, line your bronchial tubes and sweep harmful
substances out of your lungs. Cigarette smoke irritates the lining of your
bronchial tubes, causing them to swell and make mucus. Cigarette smoke also slows
the movement of your cilia, causing some of the smoke
and mucus to stay in your lungs. While you are sleeping,
some of the cilia recover and start pushing more pollutants
and mucus out of your lungs. When you wake up, your body attempts to expel
this material by coughing repeatedly, a condition known as
smoker’s cough. Over time, chronic bronchitis develops
as your cilia stop working, your airways become clogged with scars and mucus,
and breathing becomes difficult. Your lungs are now more vulnerable to further disease. Cigarette smoke also
damages your alveoli, making it harder for oxygen and
carbon dioxide to exchange with your blood. Over time, so little oxygen can reach your
blood that you may develop emphysema, a condition in which you must gasp for every
breath and wear an oxygen tube under your nose
in order to breathe. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
are collectively called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
or COPD. COPD is a gradual loss of the ability to breathe
for which there is no cure. Cigarette smoke contains at least 40 cancer-causing
substances, called carcinogens, including cyanide, formaldehyde,
benzene, and ammonia. In your body, healthy cells grow,
make new cells, then die. Genetic material inside each cell,
called DNA, directs this process. If you smoke, toxic chemicals
can damage the DNA in your healthy cells. As a result, your damaged cells
create new unhealthy cells, which grow out of control
and may spread to other parts of your body. The most common cancer
in the world is lung cancer, with over a million new cases
diagnosed every year. Harmful chemicals in cigarettes can cause
cancer in other parts of your body, such as: in the blood and bone marrow,
mouth, larynx, throat, esophagus, stomach,
pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, and cervix. Smoking can cause infertility
in both men and women. If a woman is pregnant and
smokes during pregnancy, she exposes her baby to the cigarette’s poisonous
chemicals, causing a greater risk of: low birth weight, miscarriage,
preterm delivery, stillbirth, infant death, and
sudden infant death syndrome. Smoking is also dangerous
if a mother is breastfeeding. Nicotine passes to the baby
through breast milk, and can cause restlessness, rapid heartbeat,
vomiting, interrupted sleep, or diarrhea. Other health effects of smoking
include low bone density and increased risk for hip
fracture among women; gum disease, often leading
to tooth loss and surgery; immune system dysfunction
and delayed wound healing; and sexual impotence in men.

100 Replies to “Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema”

  1. don't believe any of this ! reason .. the F.D.A. approves cigerettes! so they gotta be safe! even though the tobacco cartel puts even more nicotine in cigerettes to keep you addicted i mean to improve flavor!😀

  2. Been trying to get my dumbass brother to stop! Dude smokes like probably 8 packs a day no joke! I told him straight up your ass is going to die! Pisses me off thinking about it.

  3. bullshit its the crap they add to factory cigs .. and filters make it worse !

  4. WHY NOT WE STOP SELLING THEM,LITTARLY WE ONLY HAVE 12 MORE YEARS TO SAVE THE EARTH,OPEN YOUR EYES,IT HURTS YOU,THE EARTH,PEOPLE AROUND,AND DEATH! DEATH IS DEATH! THERE IS NO COMING BACK!

  5. I actually quit smoking for 10 months with no alternatives and no help just pure willpower but stress and several other reasons got the better of me and I started smoking again wish I didn't but its hard when they are everywhere and almost everyone I know smokes especially going abroad (Europe) and they are so cheap to buy in the like of Spain. A work colleague introduced me to this video and it has really made me think twice about why I smoke.

  6. For over 6 months my wife kept on complaining about indigestion, bloating and her inability to pass stool. I believe it was just constipation because we all do have this symptoms sometimes in our life. It went on for months and when her stool became black with pains around her abdomen, we knew we had to see the doctor. An ultra sound and colonscopy was carried out and then we had the shock of our lives, she was has stage 4 colon cancer with mets to her liver already.
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  7. So if a woman smoker gets pregnant and doesn’t want a baby she would probably continue smoking to Eliminate the baby. That’s sad 😢

  8. I hate people smoking cigarettes because I was told that if you inhale the smoke for long periods of time you can get cancer before the person who's smoking it

  9. Good so I won't have to worry about wat and who is doing wat. You bring me down so might as well go down

  10. People who smoke are aware of the risks that come with it, that's the trade off and consequence that most smokers are willing to accept and live with. I smoke because stress is something that overwhelms me almost every day. When I get my fix I feel like I'm at 100% again. It helps me function really. I have an addiction, and I'll be ready to pay the consequences of it when the time comes. Until then I have absolutely no problem with de-stressing myself with a cigarette and some relaxing music. I'd rather enjoy the day to day then worry about the future. It's the sacrifice that most of us will make, and there isn't anything wrong with that.

  11. Please help I'm scared my mom has been smoking for years and it seems like she has a new pack of cigarettes every week! How do I make her stop

  12. You may have even heard of the relationship between smoking and dark lips, and it remains one of the easiest and well-known aesthetic effects of chronic smoking.

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  13. I’ve been smoking for 2 years and I’m now 15, I want to give up now because I don’t realise how bad it is for me

  14. I smoke for 3 years then I am done with it. My grandpa smoke for his whole life and die at 68 years old.

  15. Many people practiced to smoking. Sometimes they don't know the side effects of it. Here are some organs damaged due to smoking. You may already know that smoking can adversely affect your health. Also, you should know that both active smoking and nonactive smoking can harm your health equally. Therefore, if you are a non-smoker and do not smoke and you are subject to nonactive smoking, your life will be in danger.

    https://www.tipsforbehealthy.com/healthy-ife/organs-damaged-by-smoking/

  16. 20 – 07 – 2019 >> We have some Homoeopathic medicine
    that relieves tobacco poisoning as Tabacum,  (use of tobacco + nausea, vertigo +  Hypertension + lies on the right side), Lobelia ( Asthma, + tobacco
    poisoning), Nicotinum ( Ch. Tobacco
    poisoning without specific symptoms). These medicines symptomatically help the
    patient a great extent. These also act as a curative, relievable and also as
    intercurrent medicine, individually with or without symptoms, one after another
    one, during processing a case.

    Potency -> 30, 200, 1m, 
    0/1 — onwards, two or more doses, 4 to 7 days intervals.

  17. i told my grandma to stop smoking cigarettes and she won't listen to me and if she die and it not my problem

  18. My mom has asthma and smokes but i keep telling her it's bad for her and i really want her to be alive… She's the best mother ever…

  19. I bet him I can smoke more cigarettes in a row than him!!! Lol…..yes yes smoking is bad, but get this both sides my grandparents smoked/still smoking and drinking daily whiskey or beer till after 90 years old!!!! Never cancers, never strokes, never heart attacks….. How long do u really want to live?? 90 is more than enough… Hell my grandpa is 94 years old, still smokes a pack per day and at least 1 bottle if whiskey, never tea or coffee or water, nothing but whiskey with pop and milk at supper or meal times, for over 60 years!!!! Perfect health, I still help him cut his own firewood, or fix his vehicles as he's a liitle slower or harder to bend over, but we do that half drunk with smokesin our mouths!!! He always says smokes whiskey makes him happy, he's 94 and perfect health , why quit???

  20. My grandfather been a chain smoker and a heavy drinker since he was 15 he is in his 80s now and still alive while my grandmother who never smoked a cigarette in her life died of cancer talk about justice here

  21. Nine out of ten doctors, and the surgeon general agree, that smoking can be hazardous to your health. Please make a note of it.

  22. Now I feel cheast pain I were smoke for last 10 years .
    Now I need to quit smoking may it help me to avoid such sing of heart attacks 💔

  23. Now I feel cheast pain I were smoke for last 10 years .
    Now I need to quit smoking may it help me to avoid such sing of heart attacks 💔

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