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Health Effects of Smoking on the Body

Medical research has shown that smoking increases the risk of developing lung cancer. Men who smoke increase their chances of developing lung cancer by 22% compared to non-smokers. Women who smoke increase their chances of developing lung cancer by 12% compared to non-smokers.

Not only does smoking increase a persons’ chances of developing lung cancer but many other cancers as well; including lip, oral, pharynx, esophagus, larynx, pancreas, cervix, bladder, and even kidney. The effects of smoking on the body can also include emphysema, heart attack, underweight newborn children, miscarriage, stroke, cataracts, and impotence.

Clearly, the health effects of smoking on the body are not to be ignored. Smoking affects almost every major organ of the body and causes damage to such organs. However, the good news is when a person quits smoking the body begins to repair much of the damage that has been caused and the smokers’ chances of developing certain types of cancer and illnesses associated with smoking is greatly reduced.health effects of smoking picture

General 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.

Why You Should Quit Smoking Right Now!

  1. Smoking harms nearly every organ of your body, causing many diseases and reducing your health in general.

  2. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits, reducing risks for diseases caused by smoking and improving your health in general.

  3. Smoking cigarettes with lower tar and nicotine provides no clear benefit to health.

  4. The list of diseases caused by smoking has been expanded to include abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute myeloid leukemia, cataract, cervical cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, pneumonia, periodontitis, and stomach cancer.

Methods to Quitting Smoking

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