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How smoking affects our body Harmful smoking effects on body Increased risk of stroke by 2 to 4 times Nicotine addiction Nicotine from cigarettes is as addictive as heroin. The brain develops extra nicotine receptors to accommodate the large doses of nicotine. Brain Increased risk of hearing loss Smoking reduces the oxygen supply to the cochlea, a snail-shaped organ in the inner ear. This may result in permanent damage to the cochlea and mild to moderate hearing loss. Ears Increased risk of: poor eyesight optic nerve damage blindness developing cataracts macular degeneration } can lead to blindness Eyes Increased risk of: nose cancer sinus infection Nose Increased risk of: cancer cavities mouth sores ulcers gum disease tooth decay and tooth loss Mouth Sore throat Frequent throat clearing Vocal changes Chronic irritation Increased risk of cancer Throat Reduced lung function and breathlessness due to swelling and narrowing of the lung airways and excess mucus in the lung passages Impairment of the lungs' clearance system Damage to the air sacs Increased risk of: lung infection chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) emphysema chronic bronchitis asthma pneumonia tuberculosis Lungs Increased heart rate due to increased blood pressure Increased risk of: aneurysms coronary heart disease (increased risk by 2 to 4 times) heart attack peripheral arterial disease Нeart Increased blood pressure Changes to blood chemistry Reduced blood flow to extremities Less oxygen carried by the blood during exercise High white blood cell count (the cells that defend your body from infections) «Sticky» blood Damaged blood vessels Blood Increased risk of cancer Smoking can worsen already existing liver disease Liver Smoking: can worsen already existing kidney disease reduces blood flow in the kidneys accelerates loss of kidney function Kidneys Reduced production of natural substances that protect the stomach and duodenum from tissue damage Increased acidity of the duodenum and makes it more vulnerable to H.pylori infection Increased chance of reflux of the duodenal contents back into the stomach Increased risk of: Crohn's disease esophagus cancer Stomach Increased risk of: bone loss broken bones • osteoporosis Bones Women Women Increased risk of: erectile dysfunction stillbirth ectopic pregnancy preterm birth reduced fertility or infertility preeclampsia Reproductive system Harmful smoking effects on body

How smoking affects our body

shared by vpekun on Apr 30
Infographics describes the impact of smoking on the main human organs


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