Short and long term affects of smoking!!

Smoking Facts
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Narrowing of the arteries
  • Reduced amount of oxygen the blood can carry
  • Carbon monoxide levels in the blood rise
  • Creates an imbalance in the demand for oxygen by the cells
every year millions of people die from smoking some think it may just be a statistic but its the TRUTH

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Facts about smoking

· Smoking causes 1000’s of deaths each year.
· One in two lifetime smokers will die because of this habit
· The mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels.
· Tar coats your lungs like soot in a chimney and causes cancer. A 20-a-day smoker breathes in up to a full cup (210 g) of tar in a year.
· Carbon monoxide robs your muscles, brain and body tissue of oxygen, making your whole body and especially your heart work harder. Over time, your airways swell up and let less air into your lungs.

Short term effects on the Circulatory System include:
  • Increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, rarely beneficial to the health in any person. The extra strain on the heart effectively means it could become diseased or suffer complications much sooner than in a non-smoker.
  • The constriction of blood vessels compounds this effect, narrowing the space blood has to travel through and making the heart pump harder just to keep the body at a normal state, due to the decreased flow of blood carrying oxygen.
  • This constriction is caused by a side effect of smoking: the build-up of fat and cholesterol deposits within the walls of blood vessels.
  • Other effects include dizziness, hand tremors and coldness in the fingers and toes.
Short term effects on the Respiratory System includes:
  • Smoking increases the effect of irritants on any standing allergies, as well as irritating the eyes and nose itself.
  • This happens when smoking paralyses the cillia, the part of the respiratory system which blocks out irritants.
  • Another result is the increase in incidences of coughs and colds in a smoker.
Short term effects on the Digestive System includes:
  • An increase in acid in the stomach, which can be painful.
  • A reduction in appetite, which can help lose weight in the short term. However, along with appetite the senses of smell and taste are also reduced, which results in loss in pleasure in eating and can make food quite boring, as well as being a hazard in certain environments.
  • A further effect is bad breath, a direct consequence of each cigarette smoked.
Additionally, physical endurance is hampered by smoking, while mental functions are briefly improved by it, followed by a period of reduced brain activity.

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1) To cut down smoking.
2) Do not have a cigarette first thing in morning (try to wait at least 30 minutes).
3) Do not have a cigarette after a meal, having sexual intercourse, and other times
when you'll enjoy it the most. Again wait at least 30 minutes.
4)Set a quit date and than stick to it.
The effects are serious. You get addicted to the tobacco and other ingredients in them. Then it is highly likely you will get lung cancer, mouth cancer, throat cancer, heart disease, or emphysema. These are long term effects if you last that long. The short term effects are getting a coated "hairy" tongue, bad breath, constant cough and phlegm, clothes and hair that smell awful, and yellow teeth! There is a warning on the label for very good reasons. For more information, see the related links section below.

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if you want to look like this idot you can keep on smoking

Pictures are over a span of 5 years

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fingers of an old women who smoked her whole life
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nicotine is the addictive drug in cigarettes

Short term
Long term
Bad breathe
Kills brain cells
Causes acne
Causes cancer
Anger problems
Liver disease
Decreases sperm