Why is smoking harmful?
Smoking causes various diseases and injuries as well as damage to organs in the body. More than half of all smokers are chronically ill. Knowing the dangers of smoking can help you decide whether to quit smoking or not.
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Smoking can cause cancer everywhere in the body and then make it harder for your body to cope. Toxins in cigarette smoke can damage or alter the DNA of cells, damage the immune system and make it harder to kill cancer cells. When this happens, cancer cells continue to grow out of control.
26 The health effects of smoking
2. Heart problems.
Cardiovascular (cardiovascular) diseases include heart disease and hemorrhage. Smoking is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, one of the four leading causes of death. Even if you do not smoke, smoking can cause heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
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3. Problems during pregnancy.
Smoking reduces a woman's chances of getting pregnant. It can also increase the risk of pregnancy and harm your baby before and after birth. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is more common in newborns whose mothers smoke during pregnancy and who are not exposed to secondhand smoke after birth.
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4. Hair and nail changes.
The effects of smoking can be felt on the fingernails and toenails. There are many fungal nail infections from smoking. Nicotine also affects the hair. An old study showed that it causes hair loss, baldness and graying.
Health risks and diseases of smoking
5. Digestive problems.
Smoking increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx and esophagus. Smokers are at higher risk for pancreatic cancer. Smokers do not breathe in. "They also have a higher risk of developing oral cancer. Smoking increases their insulin resistance because of its effect on insulin.
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