Monday, December 23, 2013

Effects of Smoking…..

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lung airways resulting in persistent cough. It may become due to smoking.
Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammatory condition in the lungs that causes the respiratory passages to be swollen and irritated, increases the mucus production and may damage the lungs. The symptoms are coughing and breathlessness, which will get worse over the years.
Chronic bronchitis is defined as chronic cough or mucus production for at least three months in two successive years when other causes have been excluded.
Lung cancer kills more people than any other type of cancer and at least 80% of these deaths are caused by smoking. 
It is the tar in the `cigarettes which contains the carcinogenic “cancer causing” substances
Cigarette tar contains some of the most carcinogenic chemicals. During smoking the tar not only come in contact with lung, but tar also come in contact with lips, tongue, larynx, oesophagus and throughout the digestive tract.  Smokers have increased incidents of cancer in all of these exposed sites. 

Smoking & Diabetes

Smoking and Diabetes both reduce the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues, which results in poor circulation.
Smoking raises blood sugar level making it harder to control diabetes.
Of people with diabetes who need amputations, 95% are smokers.
Smoking increases blood cholesterol level and hardens arteries. Thus nicotine acts as a vessel constrictor and reduces blood flow to different parts the body.
Diabetes increases cholesterol level and the levels of some other fats in our blood.
The combined cardiovascular risks of smoking and diabetes is as high as 14 times those of either smoking or diabetes alone.

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