Health effects of tobacco consumption
There really has never been a dispute over whether or not cigarettes and tobacco products have caused serious cancer in some people and other health ailments in others. The tobacco in the cigarettes seems to be the problem but people who smoke think that nothing bad can happen to them. Let's start off with the truth of the heath effects on tobacco consumption and that is Smoking Causes Death! This is the adverse heath effects of smoking; an estimated 440,000 people die every year in the United States from smoking. There are actually more deaths by tobacco every yea than by HIV, Illegal Drugs, Alcohol use, Motor Vehicle injuries, murders and suicides combined.
Smoking causes an alarming 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer related deaths in women. Before death comes sickness and health risk, when a study was done comparing non smokers and smokers it was found that a smoker has 2 times more likelihood to get coronary heart disease than a non smoker. Smokers carried a twice the risk of stroke, women actually developed lung cancer more by 13 times in smokers.
The truth is that smoking does increase your chance for more heart and lung diseases than people who do not smoke. Smoking does contribute to the cause of coronary heart disease and it is the number 1 cause of death in the United States. Studies have shown that cigarette smoking does cause a decline in the body's circulation by narrowing the arteries and this does put the higher risk on the smokers for peripheral vascular disease which is an obstruction of the large arteries in the arms and the legs that can cause many problems from intense pain to tissue loss or even gangrene.
Some facts are that smoking cases lung cancer, lung disease and other lung and respiratory disease such as emphysema, asthma and bronchitis. We have all heard that smoking causes lung cancer but it does cause other types of cancers as well. Did you know that smoking plays a part in Kidney, Stomach, Bladder and Uterine Cancer? Smoking is more dangerous to your health than you know. We are not saying that smoking will automatically give you these cancers but smokers are more a risk than non-smokers.
If you are a smoking woman then you are more at risk if you are planning to become pregnant or if you already are. Smoking increases the risk of infertility which cane be a reason of you are having a hard time getting pregnant. Pre Term delivery, if you smoke or continue to smoke during the pregnancy your baby has a chance of being too early and this can cause other complications. Smoking can increase the risk of low birth weight stillbirth and if you smoke after the baby is born then you have an increased chance of SIDS.
If you are a smoker no matter how many packs or cigarettes you smoke a day, it increases your chance for cancers, pregnancy problems and cancer risks. You cannot change the past once you have smoked that is it but you can take the necessary steps to change and stop now. Not just your own health but for the health of your baby and your family.