Research has shown that about 90% of cases of Lung Cancer which are known to mankind are linked with cigarette smoking. Smoking not only dangerously affects your health but it also affects the functioning of your lungs. It creates changes in the respiratory system of human body which are occasionally reversible but most often they are not reversible. Cigarette contains many chemicals which are bad for human’s health. When a cigarette is lit, it extricates more than 6000 chemicals, out of which more than 70 chemicals are known as carcinogens.
In Carcinogens also, the most devious ones are Nicotine, Cyanide, Benzene, Methanol, Tar, Ammonia etc. When asked about the matter to the Doctors from KRIMS Hospitals(which has some of the best Pulmonologists in Nagpur), they said that the main reason behind a person’s heart and blood circulation getting damaged is smoking. Smoking also increases the risk of other heart disease, damages your blood vessels and also damages your arteries that supplies blood to a person’s brain. Not only does smoking double the risk of heart attack in a person, but also it increases your risk of blood clots. But your risk of getting a heart attack is reduced by half if you don’t smoke for one complete year.
Many problems that make a person unattractive like bad breath and stained teeth also happen because of smoking. Not just this, but smoking can also cause gum disease and could also damage a person’s sense of taste. Apart from Lung Cancer, smoking also increases your risk of Lips Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Throat Cancer, etc. If you stop consumption of tobacco, you can reduce your risk of getting head and neck cancer even after many years. So in order to lead a healthy life, one must abstain from smoking, as those cancer sticks are just taking you one step closer to death, with every cigarette you smoke.