Why is Smoking Bad for You?

smoking_largeKnown as the practice of burning a substance and inhaling or tasting the smoke, smoking has various negative effects on human health, which is why many medical professionals oppose this practice. One of the most usual forms of smoking is with the use of cigarettes. Other tools that are used in this practice are cigars, bongs, hookahs and pipes. The substances that are commonly used in smoking like heroin, hard narcotics and crack cocaine are addictive so most smokers get hooked with this practice. To learn why smoking is bad for you, let us explore the health risks associated with this deadly and health hazardous practice.

Health Risks

Why is smoking bad for you? Smoking is bad because it poses numerous health hazards. This practice causes severe damages on major body organs like the lungs and the heart. In addition, it is the usual cause of the development of some deadly diseases including lung cancer. This serious health condition can cause health complications. Aside from cancer, this hazardous practice causes other illnesses like pneumonia, abdominal aortic aneurysm and cataract. Diabetics are also warned to avoid inhaling the smoke of burned cigarettes and tobaccos because it can worsen their health condition.

Studies conducted by medical experts proved that the survival rate of smokers after a major surgery is lower than the survival rate of non-smokers. Many physicians also agree that smoking damages the host defenses of the body, which delays the wound healing processes. Another health risk caused by this practice is the development of vascular abnormalities, which cause strokes, stenosis and impotence.

Smoking among pregnant women is prevalent in some countries. This practice is very risky since it poses serious threats to the survival of the infant. Women who frequently smoke during their pregnancy put the lives of their babies at risk. Some of the serious effects of the practice are premature birth, miscarriage, placenta abruption, respiratory infections and low birth weight. One of the most alarming effects of smoking among pregnant women is the exposure of the infant to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Toxic Substances in Cigarettes

Cigarettes contain different toxic substances, which are harmful to human body. Tar is one of the substances that stimulate the development of lung cancer. Another toxic substance that is present in cigarettes is carbon monoxide, which causes asphyxiation and coma. Aside from these substances, cigarettes contain nicotine, arsenic, formaldehyde, cadmium, benzene, acetone and ammonia. Most of the mentioned chemicals cause damages to major body systems like the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

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19 Responses to “Why is Smoking Bad for You?”

  1. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Smoking is a dangerous habit that is not good for anyone. I do no want to be friends with anyone who is addicted to tobacco. I DO NOT SMOKE, and I have not much tolerance or respect for anybody who ruins themselves with an addictive lifestyle or irresponsible choices relative to personal health.

  2. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    I used to smoke and I no longer smoke, because it causes tooth decay. After years of smoking your lungs suffer.

    Who really wants to spend time with a smoker?

    Don’t want to kiss a smoker – EVER!!

    Smoking is a low class habit that is offensive. It burns the skin and can destroy nice furniture or well- made clothes.

    Smart people respect themselves.

    There is nothing cool about cigarettes at all.

  3. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Isn’t that ugly bastard Jerry Garcia gone??? When will ALL of the members of the Grateful Dead pass away? I don’t use illegal drugs and I don’t relate to people who choose to ruin their minds or bodies with drug addiction. I DON’T USE DRUGS. I have very little sympathy for drug addicts, especially if they ruin themselves for no good reason.

  4. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    I respect my body and my mind, and that is why it is not my personal choice to use any sort of drugs.

    I don’t care if other people use drugs or have addiction problems, but those problems are NOT MINE.

    I weigh about 130 lbs. Please don’t make me do drugs. It’s simply not my choice. No thank you.

  5. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    I dislike drugs. They are incredibly dangerous for the mind.

  6. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Smoking is totally disgusting.

    Nicotene can cause Cancer and various other health problems.

    Smoking turns me off.

    Why do people ruin themselves with cigarettes??

    They are so awful.

    There’s nothing glamorous about Cancer.

    Kick the habit. You’ll feel better if you give up smoking.

  7. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Another valid argunment for NOT SMOKING is that people who are sickly addicted to noxious substances like cocaine or amphetamines, and choose to smoke these substances – will ensure these disgusting addicts who use them a shorter LIFE SPAN.

    It doesn’t matter if you have a beautiful face or body – If you choose to ruin your body or your mind with dangerous, lethal, or addictive substances – you will have minimal or substantial brain injury.

    Sustained drug addiction is very un-beautiful.

    I smoke nothing at all.

  8. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    I don’t really care if other people smoke – but it’s not my personal choice.


  9. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Football players mostly don’t smoke. Cause they are smart and stuff.

  10. Nadia A. Radzyminski says:

    Smoking anything does damage the lungs, after many years.

    Perhaps smoke less or not at all.

  11. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Smoke less. Perhaps smoke nothing.

  12. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Cigarettes are terrible for the lungs.

    Nicotene is just gross and any sleazebag will offer you one.

  13. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    I gave up smoking many years ago, because it was making me old.

    Even “weed” can make give you cancer. Weeds are mostly awful.

    A flower is a weed, not ever.

  14. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Flowers are pretty.

    You can’t enjoy flowers if you have lost your nose, from years of nicotene problems.

    I like gardenias and sometimes other flowers, if they aren’t obscene or offensive.

    Crocuses are cold in the snow.

  15. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    My grandmother was named Daisy. A Daisy is the name of flower.

    My grandma had many pretty flowers around her house: irises, crocuses, daffodils, marigolds, English lavender, and rhodedendrons

    The Rhodedendron is the Official State Flower of West Virginia.

    Rhodedendron plants have pink or white flowers, and their leaves are dark green.

  16. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    My Mom and Dad had “weed” related problems in the 1960’s.

    Weeds are not flowers, not at all.

    I like flowers more than weeds.

    Plants have no intelligence.

  17. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    There are many interesting trees, plants, and flowers.

    The Venus Fly-trap is an interesting plant.

    The Venus Fly-trap is a plant that opens and closes it’s leaves, when bugs and insects fly into it. After an insect flies into a Venus Fly-trap, the insect will die in it.

    But most flowers aren’t plants, at all.

  18. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    Weeds are sort of awful.

    What are weeds? Why do they exist?

  19. Nadia Radzyminski says:

    My grandmother lived a very productive and righteous life because she chose not to smoke anything. My grandmother lived until the beautiful old age of 82.

    However, my grandfather did smoke and he had 2 strokes from years of nicotene addiction.

    Can “weed” cause a stroke?

    Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows? No one knows.

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