THE SMOKING IMPACT ON OUR HEALTH
APPEARANCEYour natural glow are gone. Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, which displaces the oxygen in your skin, and nicotine, which reduces blood flow, leaving skin dry and discoloured. Smoking also weakens the skin’s blood circulation and increases the likelihood of acne and other skin infections.
STOMACH / DIGESTIVESmoking contributes to many common disorders of the digestive system, such as heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcers, and some liver diseases. Smoking increases the risk of Crohn's disease, colon polyps, and pancreatitis, and it may increase the risk of gallstones.
LUNGYour lungs can be very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start. Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer.
EYE (BLINDNESS)Smoking is a leading cause of blindness. If you smoke you are more likely to develop cataracts or blind spots in your vision.
GENITALSA smoker’s sperm count is much lower than a non-smoker and smoking also reduces blood flow to the penis so that smokers are twice as likely to have problems maintaining an erection.
For Women who smoke are more likely to have vaginal infections as cigarette smoke harms healthy protective bacteria. When a woman is pregnant and smokers, the chemicals from the cigarette are passed on unfiltered through the umbilical cord causing blood vessels to shrink leaving the unborn child with a chronic shortage of oxygen throughout the pregnancy.