People don’t admit, but smoking isn’t as good as they claim to be. Every smoker knows about some adverse effects their hobby has on them and their environment. But they are still reluctant in quitting because they see no real reason to do that.
You know, we know, and they know that smoking is terrible, but many people forget to what extent it harms the smoker and their environment. Reducing smoking and addiction rates is something that all states are doing in last decade or so. The primary reason for this is to improve the health of the community and to protect the environment from the negative influence of the cigarette smoke.
If you have some honest non-smoking friends, then you probably heard how bad you smell because of the smoke. This is especially relevant for those that smoke in enclosed areas. Smoke tends to latch onto everything, and therefore both your hair and your clothes will smell. And the said smell is far from the smoke fragrance and closer to the stench of the ashtray.
And while we are here, it is worth to note that non-smoking individuals described kissing a smoker like licking an ashtray. This is why very few people will date smokers as their breath is too revolting for them. If you see a smoker in a relationship, then there is a strong chance that their partner is a smoker as well.
Smokers get used to the stench of the cigarette, and thus they aren’t troubled by it. But that is just one of the effects that smoking has on an individual, in this case on their sense of smell. Quite a few people know about the impact smoking has on the senses. Smoking diminishes the sense of smell, which in turn dulls the sense of taste. This means that smokers don’t taste food in the same way as non-smokers do. An individual that smokes can’t see the difference in taste as long as he enjoys his addiction. The difference becomes apparent only if an individual stops smoking for several months.
A lot of evidence shows that smoking causes premature aging of the face area. Now, this hobby doesn’t cause premature aging, but it increases the chance of it happening to an individual. Signs of this condition include deep wrinkling and leathery skin as well as other skin changes. The reason for this is the constriction of blood vessels due to the lack of oxygen which is caused by smoke.
Another effect of smoke on the skin of a smoker is tar staining that happens to the skin on the hands. This happens to the surface of the face as well.
And, in the end, there are the social pressures that smokers endure. This activity is losing the support of both government and community, and that is causing various social problems for smokers. The number of areas where they can smoke is going down, and the price of tobacco and cigarettes is going up. This trend won’t stop as long as there are people who smoke.