The world in which we live today is full of poisons, and one of them is the famous tobacco. Tobacco has been the world’s leading killer when it comes to passive health problems. Some manifest after a couple of years, and some manifest through your whole life, but the base of it all is tobacco kills.
There are many reasons why you should stop smoking, and we will name a few so that you might find an additional motivation to quit before some of these reasons manifest in your life.
Tobacco is the leading cause of lung cancer
The tobacco industry has in the past been trying to hide the fact that tobacco has a direct correlation with people who get lung cancer. The fact of the matter is if you are a smoker you have an 80% higher chance than nonsmokers to get lung cancer in your life.
Another interesting fact is for second-hand smokers, which are the people that don’t smoke but live with people that do, they have an amazing 55 % higher chance than people that are not second-hand smokers.
Tobacco leads to minor brain damage
Smoking in itself won’t cause dead brain cells, but as studies have shown people who smoke inhale much less oxygen when they breathe. As oxygen is something that human cells can’t live without, it is only logical that the part of the human body that requires the most oxygen gets damaged over time by smoking.
The brain starts to “slow down” in a sense after a couple of years of smoking, and its frequent that smokers get light-headed a lot more than nonsmokers.
Smoking clogs the arteries
There is a thing called smokers for or smokers arms. Those are the terms used by doctors when they want to describe limp body parts from smokers. The more you smoke, the more clogged your arteries become. The problem is not that you wake up one day and that you can’t user your arm anymore, it’s that it happens gradually and so you might not even notice the effects of heavy smoking before it is too late.
Once enough damage has been done to your arteries and the blood pumping system your blood does not get distributed in the right amount or time through your body, making your hands and feet cold to the touch, and in later stages, sometimes they even need to be amputated due to dead tissue.
Smoking is a gateway drug to bad habits
Everyone knows smoking is bad, yet some people still continue to smoke. Scientists have wondered why people continue to do things that harm them, and have discovered that once people become desensitized, they tend to harmful things just to feel like they are alive.
Individuals who start smoking, for this reason, are also prone to enter into more dangerous situations without much thought. Be careful of people that have a mindset like this as they usually drag other people into terrible situations so that they can justify their actions.