Smoking causes premature aging
13 Mar 2017 / Admin

Smoking causes premature aging

There must be someone in your family who has turned a deaf ear towards it. Everyone now, has become quite familiar with the plentiful prejudice of smoking. With countless increase of deaths due to smoking, it can be stated that smoking has become a threat to the human race.

A cigarette contains about 600 ingredients. When they burn, they generate more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the American Lung Association.  Many of those chemicals are poisonous and at least 69 of them can cause cancer. Many of the same ingredients are found in cigars and in tobacco used in pipes and hookahs.

Nicotine being an essential component of cigarette makes you feel happy. Despite pleasure, nicotine has serious health effects.  Smoking a cigarette has massive effects on your entire body.  

Respiratory system

Over a period of time, your lungs lose their ability to filter harmful chemicals. They don’t clear out the toxins efficiently. These toxins get trapped inside the lungs, resulting in emphysema and bronchitis.

Cardiovascular system

Smoking destroys your entire cardiovascular system. After intake of nicotine, within a short time period, you feel tired and urge for more nicotine. Nicotine basically constricts the blood vessels, causing hindrance in the blood flow which eventually gives a rise in the blood pressure as well as birth to atherosclerosis.

Integumentary system

Substances present in the tobacco smoke actually change the structure of your skin. Smoking causes skin discoloration, wrinkles, and premature aging.

Digestive system

Smoking has a direct effect on insulin, resulting in type 2 diabetes.  Smoking also depresses appetite, so one may not be getting all the essential nutrients. Withdrawal from tobacco products can result in nausea.

Reproductive system

Smoking readily hinders the ability of reproduction. Babies born to those mothers who smoke while pregnancies are at greater risk of low birth weight, birth defects, and sudden infant death syndrome.