Harmful health effects of smoking cigarettes
There are numerous campaigns against cigarette smoking communicating that this vice causes death. But a threat to health doesn’t seem to be a good reason. People somehow block themselves and ignore all the information that is given to them. Smoking harms your health“can be seen on every pack of cigarettes but who takes this seriously. Hardly anyone is in all informed about the toxic substances which are contained in tobacco. Tobacco smoke is more dangerous than pollutants in the air! The warnings on the pack of cigarettes as a diehard are no longer taken seriously. But if it catches somebody’s eye they slide the pack a little further away and are ready to light a cigarette.
The purpose of this essay is to discuss three effects of cigarette smoking, besides the broadly mentioned possibility of developing cancer or dying, which are the smell of smoke, the stained teeth, and the cost of doing it.
It is conspicuous to what smoking leads: illnesses and cases of death are on the head and it also leads to financial consequences.
The first effect of cigarette smoking, and probably the one that the non-smokers hate the most, is that it thrills everything around it. Smokers usually have smelly hair, breath, clothes, and, if they smoke indoors, a terribly smelly room. The stench of cigarette smoke is very penetrating and hard to remove. Even if the person ceases smoking the odour remains for a long time.
The second effect of cigarette smoking is one that most people don’t even take into consideration. It stains the teeth yellow or sometimes even brown. Smokers not only develop wrinkles and yellow teeth, they also lose bone density, which increases their risk of osteoporosis. Since this effect is long term, most people are not aware of it when they begin smoking. The truth is that a cigarette stain is very hard to eliminate from the teeth. Yellow teeth are disgusting because they give an unhygienic image and make people look older.
Thirdly, smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering. Smoker are on an average of 40% occasionally sick than non-smoker. In addition to that, smoking shortens their lifespan.
Nicotine leads to many problems such as, Alzheimer disease, bone loss, increased risk of cancer, accelerated aging process, gastritis, kidney failure, and increased blood pressure and then some.
These are only a few out of many other effects that cigarette smoking can have, but to any sensible person they are more than enough to realize that smoking is bad. The body regenerates if one stops smoking for 15 years.
In conclusion, there are so many short- and long term health effects which smoking can have throughout one’s life. Needless to say the effects of smoking and tobacco are disastrous. According to the researchers, non-smokers live on average about 14 years longer than smokers. If you are a smoker and you want to live a longer, healthier life; you should seriously consider quitting as soon as possible.