The first issues that arise from smoking areusually wheezing and coughing. After longcontinuous use, smoking has the ability to cause pneumonia, emphysema, COPD, and even cancer.COPD is a very common disease that occurs from smoking. It causes your airways to become narrow and causes many breathing problems. Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death today. About 90% of lung cancer deaths resultedin smoking. Second-hand smoke has also been known tocause lung cancer in many non-smokers.
Smoking increases your risk of having coronary heart disease, a heart attack, and a stroke.
Chemicals in cigarette smoke damage the coronary artery liningswhich can cause blood clots and plaque buildup.
Smoking thickens blood and narrows the arterieswhich can very easily cause a stroke.
Nicotine causes the heart to work faster which doubles yourrisk of having a heart attack..
The brain can be seriously damaged from smoking if a stroke occurs. When a stroke happens, the brain develops an aneurysm.Nicotine causes dopamine to form in the body, which is what makes it so addictive.Smoking causes your brain to have lesscognitive ability and can cause memory loss and sometimes dementia. There is also an increase in your chance of developing lung cancer.
Smoking can cause acid reflux due to the weakening ofthe muscles in the esophagus. Ulcers also become more common because of an increase ofbacteria, and smoking slows down the healing process.Your risk of getting stomach or kidney cancer doubles when you smoke.
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Smoking can cause many small problems in your mouth, including gum disease, stained teeth, and bad breath. Not only does it affect your mouth's appearance, but it also increases your riskof cancer in your throat and mouth. Over 90% of throat cancers are solely caused from smoking. Gum disease can really hurt your teethbecause it causes bone loss and gum inflammation. These problems will causeteeth to loosen and fall out.
Thank you for watching! I hope you have learnedthat smoking increases you cancer risk in all areasof your body, and can be very dangerous for youroverall health.