Most smokers have developed a certain deafness to the fact that cigarettes are dangerous, but cigarettes are in fact the leading cause of preventable death in the world.
There is no lack of proof that smoking is horrible for you. It causes several life-threatening diseases, is harmful to those around you, and causes effects like premature aging and yellow teeth.
One of the biggest tools when it comes to quitting any habit is simple: the desire to change. So let's get serious about the four biggest dangers of a smoking addiction to help you get it clear that it's time to stop.
The Top 4 Dangers of a Smoking Addiction
If you haven't heard that smoking causes cancer, you've probably been living in a cave for the last 50 years.
For those who don’t know though why though, one of the main dangers of cigarettes is the chemicals in them. There are over 4,000 chemicals in the average cigarette, 50 of them proven to cause cancer. Smoking tobacco is the cause of approximately 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States. In fact 80% of all lung cancer deaths have been directly linked to smoking.
Smoking doesn't just cause lung cancer though; it also increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx, oesophagus, kidney, liver, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and colon. If that isn't enough, it increases the chances for myeloid leukaemia as well.
2. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
COPD is an umbrella term for long-term lung disease including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In the later stages of these diseases, it is nearly impossible to breathe, even while at rest.
With emphysema, the oxygen converting sacs in the lungs break down making it very hard to breathe.
With chronic bronchitis, the body overproduces mucus, causing inflammation and scar tissue formation in the lungs and throat. And smoking escalates all of these diseases exponentially.
3. Heart Disease and Stroke
Smoking causes high blood pressure, decreases good cholesterol and causes plaque build-up in the arteries. The chemicals in cigarettes also damage your blood vessels and your heart, making it harder for blood to flow around your body. Your heart can’t pump blood anywhere near as effectively around your body, and even if it could you arteries and blood vessels are so damaged that the blood has a hard time getting through.
All of those contribute to your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
4. Effects of 2nd and 3rd hand Smoke
It’s bad enough that you are at risk or cancer, COPD or a heart attack, but at least you chose to smoke. The same can’t be said of those around you.
2nd-hand smoke is all the smoke you blow out after you have taken a puff. It hangs in the air and if you have ever been in the same room as a smoker you know how long it sticks around. For people who are regularly exposed to it, many of the same health risks sky rocket.
Since 1964 (when they first started keeping records) over 2.5 Million people have died from 2nd hand smoke alone. These are people whose only crime was to be near a smoker.
3rd-hand smoke is even less well known though. It refers to all of the chemicals and smoke that gets trapped in materials like clothes and furniture. When you touch an effected surface there is a physical transfer of chemicals, so even if you have been nowhere near a smoker, you can still be hurt by them.
How To Quit
So with all of this, why do we keep smoking when it is literally the most dangerous thing in most of our lives? Simple, it’s addictive.
It is not only the chemical addiction that comes from the nicotine, there is a psychological element as well, of holding the cigarette and puffing away - which we know is just as hard to quit.
That is why e-cigarettes are such a game changer. Not only do they give you the nicotine you crave, but they provide the same sensation of puffing on a cigarette as well. The best part is that you get all this but it is at least 95% less harmful then cigarettes according to Public Health England!
The popularity of e-cigarettes has proven how effective they can be when breaking up with your smoking addiction.
Get your SMOKO electronic cigarette today and cut ties with your smoking addiction. And for a limited time you can get a starter kit for free, all you have to do is pay the P&P (which is £5.95)!
About SMOKO Premium E-Cigarettes
SMOKO Premium Electronic Cigarettes is the UK’s leading brand of e-cigarettes. Since starting over 5 years ago, SMOKO has helped prevent the use of over 100,000,000 cigarettes. We have helped our customers save over £32,500,000 in extra disposable income.
SMOKO E-Cigarettes contains only the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. Which have been Made in the UK! The majority of e-cigarette brands sold in grocery and convenience stores, petrol stations and on-line use Chinese-made ingredients.
SMOKO Electronic Cigarettes contain only 4 ingredients vs. the 4,000 chemicals and 50 known carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes.
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