United States laws require cigarette manufacturers to post official surgeon general’s warnings about smoking. Despite the health risks, many people continue to smoke tobacco products. However, it’s still worth it for smokers to find about all of the potential problems that are linked directly to cigarettes.
Lung cancer is one of the biggest health problems that develop as a result of frequently using tobacco products. This cancer usually begins to develop in middle-aged smokers; consequently, many young smokers feel that they are immune from any major health concerns. Lung cancer is officially one of the leading cancers in North America. It is also one of the most fatal cancers with a very small survival rate. Tobacco use is also linked to other cancers of the throat, especially the vocal cords. It’s common for smokers to develop a raspy voice due to the rough texture of the larynx.
Shortness of breath is an immediate symptom of smoking. Smokers often have poor cardiovascular health and struggle to engage in aerobic activities. Young people who smoke cigarettes might experience dramatic compromise in athletic abilities. Most school-sponsored sports teams will not tolerate athletes who smoke. Similarly, amateur and professional sports have a zero tolerance policy towards tobacco use and other substances.
Smoking cigarettes commonly leads to the development of a distinct yellow stain over the natural enamel of all permanent teeth in adults. Oral cancer, which usually affects the gums, is also attributed to cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Additionally, bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by the toxic ingredients in cigarettes. People can find out more about smoking health risks from organizations that focus on cessation programs.
Secondhand smoke is a major issue associated with cigarettes. Adults who smoke can actually cause health problems in people inhaling the fumes. Young children who are surrounded by smokers on a frequent basis are at high risk of developing an array of potential ailments. Adults should be aware of the negative effects of secondhand smoke; oftentimes, children play a major role in motivating parents to quit smoking for long term.
disclosure: This is a guest post.