Harmful effects of smoking on health

Tobacco is dangerous to your health no matter how you consume it. Smoking tobacco affects every single part of your body, and you might not feel anything now, but it is certain to affect your body and cause severe damages at the later stages in your life.  You need to stop smoking before it’s too late as you can get addicted to smoking, and it is very hard to quit smoking once your body is used to tobacco.

The following are some of the parts of your body which gets affected by smoking tobacco.

Central nervous system:

When the nicotine content in tobacco reaches your brain, it will give you an energized feeling, and it will make you feel good. But this feeling goes away after some time, and you will end up craving for more. Nicotine being a mood-altering drug makes you feel excited for a minute but later makes you feel tired and low. Once your brain gets used to nicotine, you will have a bad craving and end up smoking a lot more than you actually did. If you try to stop smoking all of a sudden, you will get irritated and anxious. The withdrawal symptoms and painful and you will have to undergo mental torture.

Respiratory system:

Your lungs are at high risk when you smoke, and it causes lung cancer. The air sacs in your lungs get affected, and this will cause difficulty in breathing. Tobacco damages the cells in the lungs and these, in turn, become cancer cells. Smoking can also cause asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease etc. Even when you try to quit smoking, you will have problems in breathing as your lungs, and the air passages will start to heal.

Popcorn lung is another condition that comes up with smoking(well actually vaping). If you want to read more about popcorn lung and the myths(or facts) are it with vaping and ejuice, I’d suggest reading this article about what’s in ejuice.

Cardiovascular systems:

The nicotine in the tobacco makes your blood vessels to tighten and thus the flow of blood to other parts of the body is restricted. The narrowing of blood vessels can increase the blood pressure and the walls of your blood vessels weaken. You are also prone to have blood clots, and all these lead to strokes. Smoking can cause heart attacks and other heart-related diseases.

Integumentary system:

Integumentary system includes your skin, hair and nails. Smoking can actually affect the structure of your skin, and it is also one of the reasons for skin cancer. You are prone to get fungal infections in your nails, and you can also have server hair loss due to high exposure to nicotine.

Digestive system:

Your digestive system gets affected severely. People who smoke have a high chance of getting mouth cancer, esophagus cancer, and even pancreatic cancer. It also affects the amount of insulin secretion in your body, and thus you are likely to develop diabetes.

Reproductive system:

Smoking lowers the levels of sex hormones in both men and women, and you will have a decreased sexual desire.