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SMOKING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

If you are trying to quit smoking, this article is for you. Smoking is the cause of at least 40,000 deaths a year in the US and 3.5 million worldwide. Due to diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary emphysema, etc.

In a recent study, more than 4,000 chemicals were identified in tobacco smoke particles. Of which, at least 60 of them are carcinogenic. However, 3 of them must be taken into account when assessing the effect that smoking has on our body.

  • Nicotine
    This is the substance that generates addiction. Since it induces an increase in dopamine, the neurotransmitter that controls the sensation of pleasure in the brain.
    But on the other hand, in parallel, it causes the heart rate to accelerate and blood pressure values ​​to increase to the point of producing arterial hypertension in the medium or long term.

  • Tar
    It accumulates in the lungs and in the rest of the respiratory system. From where it is transported by the blood to the rest of the body. Two of its components are arsenic and cyanide. Which gives an idea of ​​how harmful it is on its own.

  • Carbon monoxide
    Has a high affinity for hemoglobin. To which it adheres in the blood, displacing oxygen.

 

Now, more generalizing the components of tobacco.

  1. Nicotine
  2. Hydrocyanic acid
  3. Formic aldehyde
  4. Lead
  5. Arsenic
  6. Ammonia
  7. Uranium
  8. Benzene
  9. Carbon monoxide
  10. Tobacco-specific nitrosamines
  11. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

 

The diseases caused by smoking are not pleasant at all.


What disease is it? None, obsviously. But look…

  • Cancer
  • Respiratory
  • diseases Heart diseases
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Dentures
  • Skin

 

If you ask Google what each component of tobacco is, believe me, you will be so surprised to know what it really is. Now, the question is … Is this damage worth undergoing?

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