Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema

Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema

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Every time you
smoke a cigarette, toxic gases pass into your lungs,
then into your bloodstream, where they spread to
every organ in your body. A cigarette is made
using the tobacco leaf, which contains nicotine
and a variety of other compounds. As the tobacco and
compounds burn, they release thousands of
dangerous chemicals, including over forty known
to cause cancer. Cigarette smoke contains the poisonous gases
carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, as well as trace amounts of
cancer-causing radioactive particles. All forms of tobacco are dangerous, including cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco and snuff. Nicotine is an addictive chemical in tobacco.
After you inhale tobacco smoke, nicotine flows through the bloodstream to
your brain, where it induces a pleasurable feeling. When you repeatedly expose your brain to nicotine, it becomes desensitized,making you crave
more and more nicotine just to feel normal. Smoking causes death. People who smoke typically die
at an earlier age than non-smokers. In fact, 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States
is linked to cigarette smoking. If you smoke, your risk for major health problems increases dramatically, including:
heart disease, heart attack, stroke, lung cancer, and death from
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Smoking causes cardiovascular disease.
When nicotine flows through your adrenal glands, it stimulates the release of epinephrine,
a hormone that raises your blood pressure. In addition, nicotine and carbon monoxide
can damage the lining of the inner walls in your arteries. Fatty deposits, called plaque, can build up at these injury sites and become large enough
to narrow the arteries and severely reduce blood flow, resulting in a condition
called atherosclerosis. In coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis
narrows the arteries that supply the heart, which reduces the supply of oxygen to your
heart muscle, increasing your risk for a heart attack. Smoking also raises your risk for blood clots because it causes platelets in your blood
to clump together. Smoking increases your risk for
peripheral vascular disease, in which atherosclerotic plaques block the
large arteries in your arms and legs. Smoking can also cause an
abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a swelling or weakening of your aorta
where it runs through your abdomen. Smoking damages two main parts of your lungs:
your airways, also called bronchial tubes, and small air sacs called alveoli. With each breath, air travels down
your windpipe, called the trachea, and enters your lungs through your bronchial tubes. Air then moves into
thousands of tiny alveoli, where oxygen from the air
moves into your bloodstream and the waste product carbon dioxide
moves out of your bloodstream. Tiny hair-like projections, called cilia, line your bronchial tubes and sweep harmful
substances out of your lungs. Cigarette smoke irritates the lining of your
bronchial tubes, causing them to swell and make mucus. Cigarette smoke also slows
the movement of your cilia, causing some of the smoke
and mucus to stay in your lungs. While you are sleeping,
some of the cilia recover and start pushing more pollutants
and mucus out of your lungs. When you wake up, your body attempts to expel
this material by coughing repeatedly, a condition known as
smoker’s cough. Over time, chronic bronchitis develops
as your cilia stop working, your airways become clogged with scars and mucus,
and breathing becomes difficult. Your lungs are now more vulnerable to further disease. Cigarette smoke also
damages your alveoli, making it harder for oxygen and
carbon dioxide to exchange with your blood. Over time, so little oxygen can reach your
blood that you may develop emphysema, a condition in which you must gasp for every
breath and wear an oxygen tube under your nose
in order to breathe. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
are collectively called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
or COPD. COPD is a gradual loss of the ability to breathe
for which there is no cure. Cigarette smoke contains at least 40 cancer-causing
substances, called carcinogens, including cyanide, formaldehyde,
benzene, and ammonia. In your body, healthy cells grow,
make new cells, then die. Genetic material inside each cell,
called DNA, directs this process. If you smoke, toxic chemicals
can damage the DNA in your healthy cells. As a result, your damaged cells
create new unhealthy cells, which grow out of control
and may spread to other parts of your body. The most common cancer
in the world is lung cancer, with over a million new cases
diagnosed every year. Harmful chemicals in cigarettes can cause
cancer in other parts of your body, such as: in the blood and bone marrow,
mouth, larynx, throat, esophagus, stomach,
pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, and cervix. Smoking can cause infertility
in both men and women. If a woman is pregnant and
smokes during pregnancy, she exposes her baby to the cigarette’s poisonous
chemicals, causing a greater risk of: low birth weight, miscarriage,
preterm delivery, stillbirth, infant death, and
sudden infant death syndrome. Smoking is also dangerous
if a mother is breastfeeding. Nicotine passes to the baby
through breast milk, and can cause restlessness, rapid heartbeat,
vomiting, interrupted sleep, or diarrhea. Other health effects of smoking
include low bone density and increased risk for hip
fracture among women; gum disease, often leading
to tooth loss and surgery; immune system dysfunction
and delayed wound healing; and sexual impotence in men.

100 thoughts on “Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema”

  1. Now I feel cheast pain I were smoke for last 10 years .
    Now I need to quit smoking may it help me to avoid such sing of heart attacks ๐Ÿ’”

  2. Now I feel cheast pain I were smoke for last 10 years .
    Now I need to quit smoking may it help me to avoid such sing of heart attacks ๐Ÿ’”

  3. Last night in a hospital accident and emergency , I met an old man who smoked for 49 years, gave up four weeks ago, he saved 900 euro in that time, as he was smoking 3 packets a day. As he waited for a bed in a ward he told me, someone probably had to die before he got a bed.

  4. Look donโ€™t give messages in television ๐Ÿ“บ when someone smokes or drink ๐Ÿน alcohol ๐Ÿบ etc not only this many food or drink ๐Ÿน from hell are there. Giving messages like smoking ๐Ÿšฌ or alcohol ๐Ÿบ is injurious to health is useless no logic.
    Which stupid, idiot, bloody, buffalo ๐Ÿƒ, Bitch, witch, mental case, psycho, serial killer, merciless and pet dog ๐Ÿ• puppy didnโ€™t ban theses drinks ๐Ÿนsmells and looks like devil ๐Ÿ‘ฟ dirty pee and even color looks like that. One stop โœ‹solution for this will be banning and forgetting as if these drinks ๐Ÿน and alcohol ๐Ÿบ didnโ€™t exist. ( Instead of selling hell foods or drinks in shop from hell its better to sell fruits, vegetables, dry fruits, nuts, citrus fruits, corn and seeds drink ๐Ÿธ from heaven sugarcane juice and coconut water ๐Ÿ’ฆ. Still you want to sell and kill people then, sell what for me. Die soon.

  5. Im also a smoker since im 12 and im 24 now . . Thank God im not sick at all . .and now im slowly trying to stop it . .i prevent going outside to party or talk with friends or drink wid friends because it makes me want to smoke again . .

    If you want to stop smoking . Follow wat i do so u can stop too.

  6. Which merciless for business god idea ๐Ÿ’ก of cigarette ๐Ÿšฌ. There will be a lot of pollution inside human body. Organs will cough so, blood may curse and organs will cry ๐Ÿ˜ข make organs and blood happy along with your soul
    Eat from nature ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ‘ ๐ŸŒฝ ๐Ÿฅ” ๐Ÿฅ’ without changes made by man ๐Ÿ‘จ to nature.

  7. Doctor's proved that if you quit smoking it will prolong your life. What they haven't proved is why a prolonged life is a good thing, haven't seen the stats on that yet.

  8. I only try it for the first time and a second so I stop and I throw it away because my cousin lets me so Iโ€™m I fine

  9. What is like I'd like to no why the government allow smoking the biggest killer in the country hows that for legal crinnamlization

  10. I KEEP TRYING TO TELL MY GRANDMA TO STOP SMOLUNG AND SHE WONT STOP I TRIED I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT IF YOU SEE ME ON THE NEWS TALKING ABOUT SMOKING JUST KNOW THATS ME

  11. Who can say they think cigarettes taste good? Who can say the first time or even first few times they actually enjoyed it? Bc from what I know and experienced they were discussing and made me cough, as I'm sure everyone did at first. Smoking is an acquired a bit with people actually needing to force themselves to get use to it. If anything that is a telltale sign it is NOT good for you.
    #cigarettes #smoking. It's basically poison wtf. People are stupid. All in the name of profits for cextreme apitalism for big business and helping the economy by providing jobs. Ughhh ya ok

  12. Yo smoking is absolutely disgusting. Idk why people smoke cigarettes or anything or even do drugs or drink. Itโ€™s absolutely horrible . Wtf is this bro? Like if you smoke anything Iโ€™m begging you please quit smoking cigarettes itโ€™s really disgusting ! You have a whole life ahead of u and u easily fade your life away from smoking or drinking or anything . Please quit smoking everyone itโ€™s absolutely horrible

  13. You wanna know a secret?

    Stop smoking isn't as bad as you think or ex-smokers want you to believe!
    Ex-smokers told me that after years of quiting and enduring hell they still crave for a sigarette. That is BS, but one of the reason I kept smoking. I don't want to quite and keep craving untill I die.

    And sure, the first week is hell but only for a few very short moments a day. Beat those minutes and you will survive your first week. After this first week you made your fist. Use it to beat the sigarette out of your life for a month. That's it. Really, if you can hit the one month mark you win. Just never think you got the controle back and can light one every once in awhile. You can't…

    By the way, after 21 years of smoking I quite. That was 4 years and 247 days ago ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  14. What this also does not mention is that smoking effects other people you live with . The chemicals that are released on the other end of the cigarette or from a shisha are incredibly potent and deadly so effectively you may be also inadvertently killing off loved ones in your family …

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  16. Woahh!! I came to know after watching this video that nicotine which is present in tobacco travels to brain and makes us crave for more. This video is so informative. I saw another video in which they talk about how smoking affects body building and they go deep into how it affects our body in the long term. Check out the link below:
    https://youtu.be/qTpjQbsZNac

  17. my friend told me it doesnt even damage you and its all fake and I dont believe her and now I want to tell her all the information now

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  19. it is not true that smoking is dangerous why I Proved it my uncle is 70 yrs old but he is continue to smoke even though he is old. and he is a smoker almost of his life so what is justice?

  20. I smoke alot because my Bill's are up I lost the woman of my world i drive wreckless in my truck and emotionally exhausted I help the best I can. I'll die helping this video is not stopping me from smoking because I'm a nobody I'm not even suppose to be here. And I don't give a shit about anything anymore. I'm heartbroken. I know when in dead I won't have to deal with problems bigger then my depression dI'd I mention I got a head blown gasket no job. And my only comfort is my truck. My family see me as the fuck up that is trying. Life is so unfair and my heart is too broken to speak I'll leave with a slam door I'm fucked to the core.

  21. Dame smoking basically affects ur whole body! It slowly kills people and yet they donโ€™t stop. I wonder how many people would be down to smoke if smoking killed u in that exact second?

  22. My brother,(right now at 22 years old) Has been smoking for a bit.He has started smoking because he grew up in a environment which smoked a lot.Not much then 3-4 months ago,he started coughing up blood and had trouble breathing.He went to the doctor where the found out that his lungs where operating at the age of a 80 year old.
    He still smokes now,but less still,I hope he never gets sick or dies.He is a great brother and friend.I hope everyday that he quits,I never want him to die.
    If you are still reading this thank you for reading this and I hope that if you are smoking you may stop,after know what happened to my brother and some other people who commented,if you are smoking,please stop. Even if it feels good itโ€™s doing just as bad as good.This is not even anything to joke about,because what it can do.Have a good day and if you are smoking stop.

  23. I had my first Tab at school today
    And I think Iโ€™m addicted to it because
    All I can think about is how I can get more tabs
    Iโ€™m going to Die

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