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SMOKING CAN DAMAGE YOUR MAJOR BODY PARTS

You may think that the bad effects of smoking stops with severe cough, spitting continuos blobs of mucous or losing all the sense of stamina. You may even think that it is only limited to yellow teeth, a smelly mouth and even a foul smelling house and furniture. That’s not the truth. Smoking causes much, much more damage to your body and quality of life.

Smoking actually kills some of the vital organs of the body, which means you slowly move towards chronic illness and finally may even lead to death.

Here is a list of SIX VITAL ORGANS that can get damaged and dysfunctional due to smoking.

THE LUNGS

Lung cancer, emphysema and bronchitis are the three deadly diseases directly related to smoking. 80% of lung cancer is caused solely due to smoking. The harmful smoke you inhale reach the organs, paralyzing the delicate cilia that line the inner walls of the lungs and irritate them producing profuse mucus. When there is a build up of mucous and phlegm it causes severe respiration problems. The soft and healthy tissue turns black and hard. The result is asthma and in many cases cancer. While many body tissues recover after you stop smoking the lung tissues can never recover.

THE SKIN

We never consider the largest organ in our body as an organ itself. The organ is none other than our body’s skin. Smoking damages the skin in many ways like bags under the eyes, toughening of the skin, wrinkles appearing, stretch marks etc. This is all due to the loss of elasticity of the skin as a result of the fumes from smoking. The dangerous risks though are skin cancer, psoriasis and poor wound healing on injury.

THE EYES

The first sign of damage to the area surrounding the eyes is the baggy appearance under the eyes. Further smoking can result in even blindness, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. Smoking attacks the eye from outside and inside. The smoke itself in front of the face is a health risk. The constant exposure to smoke makes eyes dry and irritate endlessly. The smoke that reaches the blood flow, affects the optic nerve from getting antioxidants the result is the eye and ocular organs getting starved of good blood and resulting in serious health issues.

THE LIVER

There is always a misconception that liver damage occurs due to consumption of alcohol alone. The truth is that smoking is equally harmful to the liver. Smoking increases the risk for liver cancer. The majority of liver cancer are found to be due to hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver cirrhosis is yet another non-cancerous form of liver damage which is

SEXUAL ORGANS

The effect of long-term smoking is impotency in men. Study found men who gave up the habit of smoking to recover from impotency and regain virility. Nicotine and not smoke determines the men’s physical ability. Men recover completely on giving up nicotine patches or gum other than smoking.

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