Cigarettes contain a plethora of components that are poisonous to the human body. The amount of the same is small which means that the effects they cause don’t appear once you smoke a cigarette. No, smoking is a silent and slow killer that causes adverse effects an individual doesn’t notice until it’s too late to do anything about it.
They say that every cigarette shortens the lifespan by ten or so minutes. Many see this as a propaganda piece that has nothing to do with the truth. Cigarette smoke works slowly as it increases the risk of various diseases over several decades. You might be lucky to avoid all of those diseases, and you will still die a decade or so earlier than you would if you didn’t smoke. All of this happens due to 150 or so components that every cigarette has.
One of the best-known components of tobacco is the tar. Smoking results in tar deposits in the lungs. Those deposits reduce the ability of lungs to remove germs and other similar things from the body. Tar that is found in tobacco has carcinogens aka chemicals that increase the chance of production of cancer cells.
Carbon monoxide (another tobacco component) attaches to hemoglobin and prevents the blood from carrying sufficient amounts of oxygen to different parts of the body. This causes the shortness of breath and the early onset of tiredness no matter whether you are physically fit or not.
Reducing smoking and addiction rates is something that everyone should support as it leads to the healthier environment as well as individuals that live within it. Now, ignoring these efforts isn’t something you, as a smoker, should do because this addictive product causes many complications within the body. Give it sufficient time, and those complications may turn into severe medical conditions. The sad thing is that once that happens, it is most often too late to do anything about the problem.
Smoking causes mood swings. Individuals that start smoking find that it puts them in a good mood. Those that smoke for a long time can’t stop because it leads to anxiety, irritability, and other adverse moods. Nicotine is the primary cause for this.
Smoker’s teeth are yellow with obvious stains. Those stains are signs of long-term smoking. These visual changes aren’t the only thing that smoke does to the mouth as it increases the risk of inflammations and infections. All of this can lead to tooth and bone loss.
It’s easy to recognize a smoker during cold mornings due to their recognizable cough. That is caused by the damage to airways that the hot smoke causes.