Even though smoking doesn’t kill immediately, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t kill at all. Smoking is reason number one for most chronic diseases. Specialists alert that stop smoking is the best thing we could to prevent premature death and many diseases causing death in one moment or another.
There is strong link between smoking and heart diseases. First reason is that smoking is major cause for atherosclerosis, which occurs after deterioration the normal lining of arteries.
The risk of heart attack in smokers is two times higher than between non-smokers. Actually if you that smoking less can make your heart healthier then if you smoke a lot you are totally wrong. No matter how many cigarettes you smoke, the risk is the same. The longer you smoke the higher the risk for heart attack.
Doctors have also found connection between smoking, oral contraception and heart diseases. Women who use oral contraceptives are at higher risk of developing heart diseases if they smoke. This conclusion is made in comparison with heart diseases in women using pills without smoking.
What does smoking cause to your body?
- higher risk of blood clotting
- increased risk of diabetes
- higher heart rate
- higher blood pressure
- great risk of coronary artery diseases and heart problems
- higher risk of different types of cancer – lung caner, throat cancer, skin cancer,
- increased risk of asthma and bronchitis
- decreased immune system
- decreased oxygen to heart and other organs
- great risk of heart attack
If you quit smoking you will live longer, reduce risk of heart diseases, you will be healthier, improve your smell and taste and actually you will save money.