- Lung Cancer
More people die due to lung cancer than other cancer. Smoking cigarettes is the number one risk cause for lung cancer. it’s the cause of 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. The chance of being alive after five years of being diagnosed is lower than one out of 5.
- COPD (chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
COPD is an obstructive lung disorder that makes it difficult to breathe. It can cause serious long-term disability and even early death. COPD begins by making it difficult to exercise, for example, playing with your grandchild. The condition usually worsens, until a few flights of stairs or taking a walk to collect the mail is difficult or impossible. People can end up at home and unable to enjoy the things they desire or visit friends. The majority of COPD can be attributed to cigarette smoking. COPD ranks as the 4th most common cause of death within the United States.
- Heart Disease
Smoking causes harm to nearly every organ of your body which includes your heart. Smoking causes obstructions and narrowing of your arteries. This means lower blood flow and oxygen towards your heart. As the consumption of cigarettes across the U.S. decreased, so did the prevalence of heart-related diseases. But, heart disease remains the most common cause of death within the U.S.
Since smoking can affect your arteries which can cause strokes, smoking cigarettes could be the reason. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is temporarily cut off. Brain cells are depleted of oxygen and end up dying. A stroke may cause paralysis, slurred or slurred speech or slurred speech, as well as brain dysfunction, and even death. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death across the United States and a leading cause of disability in adults.
Asthma is a long-lasting lung condition that makes it more difficult to get air into and out of your lungs, also called “breathing.” Smoking cigarettes can irritate airways, it could cause sudden and intense asthma attacks. Asthma is an extremely serious health issue that affects more than 25 % of Americans. Smoking is the only way to make it worse.
- Reproductive Effects on Women
Smoking cigarettes can trigger ectopic pregnancies for women. This is the case when fertilized eggs are implanted in a different place than the uterus. The egg won’t be able to live and, if not treated is potentially life-threatening to the mom. Smoking can also reduce fertility, which makes it harder to become pregnant.
- Premature, low birth-weight babies
The negative effects of smoking cigarettes do are not just detrimental to mom’s health, but the health of her infant. Smoking during pregnancy can result in babies being born prematurely or with unbalanced birth weight. Infants born too early or too small carry a greater chance of suffering from health issues and may even die.
You’re more likely to develop type 2 form of diabetes when smoke. The chance of developing the disease is between 30 and 40% higher among smokers as compared to non-smokers. In addition, smoking can increase the chance of developing complications after being diagnosed with diabetes, including kidney and heart diseases and a lack of circulation of blood to the legs and feet (which results in infections and possibly amputation) blindness, or nerve damages.
- Blindness, Cataracts, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Smoking tobacco can cause you to go blind. Eyes are damaged and can cause the loss of vision. Macular degeneration caused by age is caused by smoking cigarettes. It is the primary cause of blindness among adults aged 65 and over.
- More than 10 other types of cancer, including Colon, Cervix, Liver Stomach, and Pancreatic Cancer
The bottom line is that all cancers are. For cancer patients as well as survivors, people who smoke tend to develop secondary cancer. We now know that smoking triggers at least a dozen different cancers which include colorectal and liver and lowers chances of survival for prostate cancer patients.