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What are the 3 main medical issues caused by smoking?
Smoking damages your heart and your blood circulation, increasing your risk of developing conditions such as:
- coronary heart disease.
- heart attack.
- peripheral vascular disease (damaged blood vessels)
- cerebrovascular disease (damaged arteries that supply blood to your brain)
What are the bad effects of smoking?
These include cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes.
- Breathing problems and chronic respiratory conditions.
- Heart disease, stroke and blood circulation problems.
- Dental problems.
- Hearing loss.
- Vision loss.
What parts of the body does smoking affect?
Most people know smoking can cause cancer. But it can also cause a number of other diseases and can damage nearly every organ in the body, including the lungs, heart, blood vessels, reproductive organs, mouth, skin, eyes, and bones.
Is 1 cigarette a day harmful?
Conclusions Smoking only about one cigarette per day carries a risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke much greater than expected: around half that for people who smoke 20 per day. No safe level of smoking exists for cardiovascular disease.
What kind of diseases can you catch by smoking?
12 Diseases Caused by Smoking | Infographic Lung Cancer. Smoking dramatically increases your chances of developing lung cancer. COPD. Smoking is the cause of 9 in 10 COPD related deaths. Heart Disease. Stroke. Aortic Aneurysm. Oropharyngeal Cancer. Esophageal Cancer. Cataracts. Type 2 Diabetes. Rheumatoid Arthritis.
What illnesses are caused from smoking cigarettes?
Stroke. Smoking doubles the risk of stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the blood and makes the heart work harder.
What respiratory diseases are associated by smoking?
Smoking affects the lungs in numerous ways, and can be classified under the following headings: smoking related-interstitial lung diseases (SR-ILD) respiratory bronchiolitis (RB) respiratory bronchiolitis-ILD (RB-ILD) desquamative interstitial pneumonitis (DIP) pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) other acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) neoplasms lung cancer tracheal tumors
What causes more deaths, smoking or drinking?
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO. Alcohol and tobacco are among the top causes of preventable deaths in the United States (1). Moreover, these substances often are used together: Studies have found that people who smoke are much more likely to drink, and people who drink are much more likely to smoke (2).