Do You Know, 7 Main Harmful Effects Of Tobacco?


Tobacco use most commonly leads to-

diseases affecting, heart and lungs; with smoking being, a major risk, for heart attack. The primary risk of tobacco usage, include many form of cancer; particularly lung cancer, cancer of kidney, cancer of larynx and head and neck, breast, bladder, oesopahgus, pancreas and stomach.

  • In smoking, long term exposure to compounds found in the smoke; such as, carbon monoxide, cyanide and so forth, are believed to be responsible; for pulmonary damage and for loss of elasticity, in the alveoli, leading emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
  • Inhalation of tobacco smoke causes, several immediate responses; with in the heart
    and blood vessels.
  • With in 1 minute, the heart rate begins to rise. Smoking also increases the chance of heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease.
  • Several ingredients of tobacco, lead to narrowing of, blood vessels; increasing the likelihood of blockage and thus heart attack or stroke.

The usage of tobacco has also been linked to-

burger's disease. Even short exposure to second hand smoke, can cause blood platelets; to become sticker, damage the lining of the blood vessels, decrease coronary flow, velocity reserves and reduce heart rate variability, potentially increasing the risk of heart attack.

  • Smoking also raises the levels of fibrinogen and increases platelet production; which makes the blood viscous. Smoking tends to increase blood cholesterol levels.
  • Cigar smoking causes

    a variety of cancers including cancers of the oral cavity, oesophagus, larynx and lungs.
  • Smoking also increases the risk for various other oral diseases. Halitosis or bad breath is common among tobacco smokers.

Tobacco usage is a significant factor in miscarriage, among pregnant smokers- 

It contributes to, number of other threats; to the health of the foetus; such as, premature births and low birth weight.

  • The cognitive dysfunction, include increased risk; of Alzheimer's disease and decline in cognitive abilities, in adolescent smokers, cerebral atrophy.

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