Do you think smoking only effects your lungs? Then you need to read this.

All of us know that smoking is injurious to health and can cause serious lung problems. But not many of us know that smoking affects other parts of our body too. Here is a list of some of the facts regarding smoking and its effects on human body.

smoking increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 40%

smoking increases the risk of heart diseases and strokes by 2-4 times

About 80% of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by smoking

Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States

Every year more women die of lung cancer than of breast cancer

Smoking causes around 90% of lung cancer deaths

smoking can create complications in pregnancy

smoking can increase infertility in men and increase birth defects

smoking can trigger asthama attacks or make it worse

Smoking causes COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis

smoking damages blood vessels and increases the risk of high blood pressure and clots

smoking increases the risk of blindness

smoking increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases

smoking increases the risk of gum diseases

smoking increases the risk of lung cancer by 25 times in men and 25.7 times in women

smoking increases the risk of premature wrinkling of skin

smoking increases the risk of ulcers along the digestive tract

Smoking kills more people than wars



smoking reduces the ability to smell and taste

To conclude;

harmful effects of smoking-smoking is harmul for various parts of the body


Overall to sum up, smoking is really bad for your whole body. It messes up all the systems present inside the human body. So its better to quit smoking and live a healthy and happy life.

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  1. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/
  2. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/smoking-effects-on-your-body
  3. http://www.healthline.com/health/smoking/effects-on-body
  4. http://www.quit.org.au/reasons-to-quit/health-risks-of-smoking
  5. http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/features/is-smoking-dragging-you-down




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