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Health Effects of Smoking on the Eyes

Each eye has a lens that works much like a camera. Light enters through the lens and is focused by these lenses and projected onto a delicate membrane lining on the inner eye (retina). The retina is a collection of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye. When the light comes in contact with the retina these cells change the light into nerve impulses where the brain then interprets these impulses which allows people to see.

The Health Effects of Smoking on the Eyes

Smoking increases the chances of a person developing cataracts two to three times of that of a nonsmoker. Worldwide cataracts account for the leading cause of blindness.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking

By quitting smoking you lower your risk of developing cataracts.

Source: Surgeon General's 2004 Report

Health Effects of Smoking on the Body

What Smoking Does to the Brain - Smoking has physical and psychological effects on the brain.

Smoking Affects the Eyes - Smoking increases the risk of developing cataracts.

Mouth, Throat Larynx, Esophagus - Are all effected by smoking and secondhand smoke.

Smoking Damages the Lungs - Smoking is one of the leading causes of lung cancer.

Smoking Damages the Heart - Smoking damages the heart and weakens the blood vessels.

How Smoking Affects the Stomach - Smoking causes stomach cancer.

Smoking and the Kidneys - Smoking also causes kidney cancer.

Smoking Damages your Bladder - Smoking is also cause cancer of the bladder.

Smoking and the Pancreas - Smoking causes pancreatic cancer.

Smoking and Pregnancy - Smoking harms both the mother and the unborn child.
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