Smoking reduces the health of the smokers in general and causes many diseases such as respiratory diseases, cancer and heart diseases; So, we can say that smoking is responsible for several diseases. In an article published online in Medical News Today on 30 May 2013, we presented data demonstrating that, on average Smokers die ten years sooner than non-smokers. Smoking harms nearly all organs of your body such as heart, lungs, eyes, bladder, kidney, liver, colon and other organs. Tobacco smoking causes more deaths each year, it causes nearly one of five deaths in the United States each year. Smoking has serious health effects and risks which we will handle in this topic.
1. Smoking causes cancer: lung cancer is one of the common causes of cancer deaths in the world. Smokers have a higher risk in developing some certain types of cancer such as: mouth cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the Pancreas, stomach cancer and other types of cancer.
2. Smoking and bones: recent studies have shown that tobacco smoking may increase the risk of osteoporosis which leads to weaken the bones.
3. Smoking and heart and blood vessels: tobacco smoking may harm your blood cells and may causes many heart diseases such as heart attack, arteries’ damage, stroke, coronary heart disease and other heart diseases. Smoking has great effects on harming your blood vessels as it leads your heart rate and blood pressure to go up and your blood vessels to thicken and narrow.
4. Smoking and lungs: it damages your breathing and scars your lungs; it also causes many diseases such as Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema, Pneumonia and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
5. Smoking and vision: smoking is harmful to your eyes as it is harmful for all your body’s organs, this means that smoking helps in developing the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage which could lead to blindness.