How Smoking is Effecting Your Health

How Smoking is Effecting Your Health

by Posted on: May 27, 2015Categories: LiveWell 24/7   










Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals and about 7 are known to cause cancer. In fact, cigarette smoking is the #1 risk factor for lung cancer. Smoking is also known to cause cancer of the nose, mouth, larynx, trachea, esophagus, throat, lungs, liver, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, cervix, colon, rectum, bone marrow and blood. As if that isn’t enough, it also affects and causes disease in your autoimmune system, heart, blood, vision, bones, lungs and reproductive system. Even cigars, pipes and menthol cigarettes are dangerous. There is no such thing as a safe cigarette. Quitting has long term and immediate benefits for both you and your loved ones. In fact within 20 minutes of quitting your body has already begun restoring itself. With increased time since quitting, your body continues to restore and repair itself returning back to normal or as close to it as possible. Even twenty years after you quit smoking, your body is working to recover from the toxins it once inhaled. Learn more by visiting our sources below.

Sources: Why Quit, Be Tobacco Free


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