This is simply the abnormal accumulation of air in tissues, especially in lungs. The lungs, originally are pliable organs that need to be elastic and flexible to move properly. Smoking causes the lungs to become damaged and it compromises their elasticity. This in turn leads to a condition called emphysema where breathing becomes labored, even with minimal exertion. Smoking is responsible for 80 to 90 per cent of all cases of emphysema, according to PDR [Physician’s health reference].
Smoking is one of the leading risk factors for this disease. This could emanate from first-hand smoking or second-hand smoking. Second-hand smoking is the smoke you breathe in from other people’s “business”, some call it the TATAFO PUFF. This unhealthy threat can linger on in a room, even hours after a smoker has left.
AHA!!! THIS ONE WILL GET YOU GUYS ATTENTION, if nothing else will. To achieve an erection, males must get a steady flow of blood going to the penis. If this flow of blood is compromised due to excessive intake of alcohol or incessant smoking, erection dysfunction can occur. MayoClinic.com views both excessive tobacco use and unremitted drinking as risk factors for erectile dysfunction.
When you drink excessively and smoke, you increase your chances of getting high blood pressure. This is defined as having a reading of 140/90 mmHg or above. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause congestive heart failure, heart attacks, stroke, kidney damage and vision loss, notes the American Heart Association.
Cholesterol is produced naturally in the liver and it is used by the body for hormone and cell production. When levels become elevated, plaque can form on the walls of the arteries and obstruct the flow of blood to the heart. Smoking promotes this process by damaging the blood vessel walls. In addition, smoking lowers the levels of “good” cholesterol, thus putting the body at risk to hormonal malfunction, amongst other things.
The liver is a major organ in the body that produces bile which breaks down fat; the liver also helps purify the blood in addition, the liver performs glucose break down and serves as storage for iron. However, heavy drinking over the course of time can cause liver damage. In the worst of cases, a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury.
ALL MY LADIES!! you really need to read this. The skin, amongst other things is composed of elastin and collagen fibre, however, nicotine and other harmful chemicals found in cigarettes damages this skin components, which in turn leads to premature wrinkling. This could take place anywhere on the body, including the face and arms. HEHE…SO IF YOU DON’T WANNA LOOK LIKE YO GRAND MA, you really need to quit the habit, if you are already engaged passively or actively! pronto!
**Public Health England’s Stop-tober campaign is back for its third year – encouraging the nation the nation’s 8 million smokers to stop smoking for 28 days. If you can stop smoking for 28 days, you’re five times more likely to stay quit. You will begin to experience financial, physical and health benefits including a better sense of taste and smell and a reduced risk of stroke, lung, cancer and heart disease, you can join England in this adventure, distance is not a barrier. You can watch the Stop-tober promotional movie on YouTube or search for more information about it via goggle.