Smoking – should we stop smoking?

The habit of smoking has become a critical menace to the society despite the laws and regulations implemented by the government. The most likely cause for this is nothing else but the long term addiction where people are incapable of getting rid of the emotional and physical satisfaction apparently gained by smoking. Are you also a smoker who finds it difficult to get rid of this habit? If yes, it’s high time to seek medical advice as there are several ways you can follow to keep a full stop to this deadly addiction.

  • Why should you say no to smoking? Tobacco, Cigar and pipe smoke contain various toxic substances and cancer-casing agents which make a direct impact on the smoker as well as people around them (Passive smoking).
  • Smoking harms almost all the organs in your body and the worst news is that you won’t experience most of the negative consequences of it until the last moment only after which the signs and symptoms would be shown.

Effects of smoking

  • Lung cancers, Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Tuberculosis
  • Weakening of the immunity system
  • Reduction of the bone density, increasing the risk for conditions like Osteoporosis
  • Cardio vascular diseases –
    • Coronary heart disease (CHD)
    • Heart attack
    • High blood pressure
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Stroke
  • Age-related macular degeneration, cataract and optic nerve damage ultimately resulting in irreversible blindness
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in pregnant mothers.

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