How does smoking affect the heart?
It can give you heart disease, lung disease, and gum disease.
Smoking doesn't affect how NuvaRing works to prevent pregnancy, but smoking and NuvaRing can each increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. For young women, there's more risk of dying from heart attack or stroke by getting pregnant and delivering a baby, but stopping smoking would be a great step to take for your health.
It doesnt affect anything in the lungs, mostly cancer is found in the mouth. That's wrong, smoking cigars can affect your lungs. Even though you wouldn't normally inhale a cigar, you still are inhaling some. Smoking cigars can also affect your blood pressure which can lead to a lot of different heart conditions.
Yes, smoking does affect the heart. As you should know, the heart itself is a muscle. Muscles are wonderful tissues but they are also most prone to wear and tare and poisons. Arsenic, Carbon Monoxide, and the many other chemicals in cigarettes cause macrocardia (enlargement of the heart). Since nicotine acts as a vasoconstrictor it makes the blood vessels smaller making the blood pressure rise. Lastly, smoking cause damage to the pericardium (the sack which…