Why smoking is bad?
We all know that smoking is harmful. Smoking often starts with some very simple reasons—we try to be cool and fit in the society. Over time, smoking becomes a bad habit that is harmful to our health and affects the appearance. Smoking not only casts negative effects over the health of the smoker, but also those around him.
Smoker not only endangers his own health, but also that of the people around him. Smoking cigarettes may even affect the fetus. And there is also the economic side of the problem concerning the health-care resources.
Over 90% of cancer cases are caused by smoking. According to the American Lung Association, tobacco smoke contains more than 50 chemicals that are considered to be causative agents of cancer. Smokers are at higer risk of getting several types of cancer including lung cancer, bladder cancer, stomach cancer, mouth cancer and esophagus cancer.
Smoking is destructive to the lungs.Chronic bronchitis has 49% of current smokers and 26% of former smokers. Emphysema has 24% of smokers, either current or former. People who smoke are up to 13 times more likely to die from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. READ MORE…