The World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on May 31 and this year the theme of the World No Tobacco Day is ‘Tabacco and heart diseases’. We all are very familiar with the fact that smoking mostly affects the lungs due to directly inhaled smoke but now health experts have warned us that it also affects your entire cardiovascular system. Also Read - Put Yourself in Your Children's Shoes to Make Them Exercise
Over the years, several studies have been conducted by health experts and emphasising the consequence of smoking on various organs of the body such as lungs, heart and tongue. Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco have caused adverse effects on the health and Nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes addiction in smokers. Also Read - Are You a Strict Parent? Put Yourself in Children's Shoes to Motivate Them to Exercise
According to World Health Organisation, Tobacco use kills more than seven million people every year. It also costs household and governments around $1.4 trillion in the healthcare expenditure and causes loss of productivity as well. Also Read - Weight Loss: Not Workouts, These Lifestyles Changes Can Help You Shed Those Extra Kilos
Have a look at the adverse effect of smoking on a human body
♦ Smoking damages entire cardiovascular system which means that Nicotine causes blood vessels to tighten, which restricts the flow of blood.
♦ Smoking also raises the risk of heart attack as it weakens blood vessel walls and increases blood clots
♦ Smoking dramatically increases the risk of skin cancer
♦ Smoking increases the risk of fungal nail infection
♦ Smoking tobacco can cause pancreatic cancer or mouth cancer
♦ Smoking also destroys the air sacs in the lungs
♦ Smoking can also cause chronic bronchitis that affects the breathing tubes in the lungs
Quitting smoking can be a difficult task, but a little help and advice from your doctor can save you and your body from many life-threatening diseases. Think again and take action now before its too late.