Diseases Developed Due to Smoking.

clandestinef By clandestinef, 6th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/a6dnqfds/
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Substances such as benzopyrene, a known cancer-causing agent; carbon-monoxide and ammonia are hazardous to human health. These are some disease that can be developed due to smoking:

Diseases Developed Due to Smoking.

Diseases Developed due to Smoking.
There are two types of smoke. These are the mainstream smoke and the side stream smoke. The mainstream smoke is directly inhaled from a cigarette, whereas a side streams smoke is the smoke smokes inhaled into the air which are inhaled by persons nearby. Substances such as benzopyrene, a known cancer-causing agent; carbon-monoxide and ammonia are hazardous to human health. These are some disease that can be developed due to smoking:
1. Heart disease- Due to nicotine and carbon monoxide, the heart tend to beat faster and blood pressure rises. There is a decrease of oxygen in the blood. The substances in cigarette constrict the blood vessels.
2. Throat Cancer- Cigarette smoke irritate the membrane lining of the throat this damages the vocal cords.
3. Lung Cancer- The air sac in the lungs is invaded by tar and nicotine and other substances in cigarette. As the residue continues to build up in the air passages germs will be attracted, then they will destroy the cell membranes of the lungs.
4. Peptic Ulcer- Due to the irritation of the mucous membrane of the stomach, the stomach lining weakens and becomes infected, and sores develop.
5. Bronchitis- Cigarette smoking is related to this kind of infection due to the redness and swelling of the linings of the air passages.
6. Arteriosclerosis- This is also known as hardening of the arteries. The nicotine and other chemicals absorbed tobacco increase the build-up of fatty deposits in the form of cholesterol along the inner walls of the arteries. The arteries may also shrink. The build-up of fat deposits and shrinkage may result in decrease in the supply of blood to the vital organs of the body, causing damage to the tissues.

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