Smoking and Tobacco Use

What does smoking do to you?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2015-05-13 18:36:34

The harmful effects of smoking include:

  • Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking cigarettes - Smoking KILLS.
  • One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.
  • Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of cancers.
  • The mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels.
  • This can cause heart attacks and stroke. It slows your blood flow, cutting off oxygen to your feet and hands. Some smokers end up having their limbs amputated.
  • Tar coats your lungs like soot in a chimney and causes cancer. A 20-a-day smoker breathes in up to a full cup (210 g) of tar in a year.
  • Changing to low-tar cigarettes does not help because smokers usually take deeper puffs and hold the smoke in for longer, dragging the tar deeper into their lungs.
  • Carbon monoxide robs your muscles, brain and body tissue of oxygen, making your whole body and especially your heart, work harder. Over time, your airways swell up and let less air into your lungs.
  • Smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering. Emphysema is an illness that slowly rots your lungs. People with emphysema often get bronchitis again and again and suffer lung and heart failure.
  • Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke. Men who smoke are ten times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers.
  • Heart disease and strokes are also more common among smokers than non-smokers.
  • Smoking causes fat deposits to narrow and block blood vessels, which leads to heart attack.
  • Smoking causes around one in five deaths from heart disease.
  • In younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking.
  • Cigarette smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, prematurity, spontaneous abortion, and perinatal mortality in humans, which has been referred to as the fetal tobacco syndrome.
  • It also causes wrinkles, coughing, wheezing, reddening of skin.
User Avatar

Your Answer


Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

Secondhand smoking worse than smoking?

Secondhand smoking means the passive smoking and passive smoking is worse even than smoking cigarettes.

Is secondhand smoking worse then regular smoking?

Secondhand smoking can be just as bad as regular smoking, and smoking shelters can help protect non smokers from secondhand smoking.

How can smoking be changed?

if people stop smoking then smoking can be changed

Do more people die from secondhand smoking or from smoking?


Is secondhand smoking worse than smoking?

Yes secondhand or passive smoking is worse than smoking

What are causes of smoking?

the causes of smoking is someone smoking. the effects are what happens after.

What is considered heavy pot smoking?

smoking veryday and smoking by your self

What are smoking weeds?

There's no such thing as smoking weeds. But people refer to smoking the marihuana plant as smoking weed.

Is smoking better then smoking weed?

smoking weed is better than smoking cigarettes. It's much healthier for you!

How many types of smoking are there?

There are two types of smoking. Passive smoking and regular smoking. Passive smoking is when a person smokes and you can inhale it by passing by them. Regular smoking is when you inhale directly from the cigarette, pipe, or cigar.

How do you say smoking in spanish?

la accion de fumar = the act of smoking se prohibe fumar = smoking forbidden/no smoking allowed fumante = smoking (adjective) fumando = smoking (participle) el hombre estaba fumando = the man was smoking

Have smoking habits changed since the indoor smoking ban?

No, not many smoking habits have changed at all since the inside smoking ban. Many smokers have just turned to smoking outside and in smoking shelters.

What is the difference of primary smoking and secondary smoking?

The difference between primary and secondary smoking is very simple. Primary smoking is actually smoking the cigarette yourself, whereas secondary or second hand smoking is inhaling fumes of other smokers around you, whilst you are not actually smoking the cigarette. That is why the smoking ban was introduced and more and more smokers are smoking in smoking shelters. Which, not only provides shelter for them when they are smoking outside, but it also protects non smokers from the harmful fumes.

How long do you stay in jail for smoking?

For smoking, none. Smoking is not an illegal activity.

Does Nicotine gum make you addicted to smoking or stop smoking?

stop smoking

What are Wiz Khalifa's hobbies?

Smoking weed, smoking weed, and smoking weed

What are Wiz Khalifa's hobbies?

Smoking weed, smoking weed, and smoking weed

Is smoking or drinking worse?


What is worse alcohol or smoking?


What is smoking rocks?

smoking crack

Is Gerrard smoking?

Gerrard is not smoking

Which is badder drinking or smoking?


What does it mean smoking that cancer?

If you mean "Smoking a cancer stick" it means smoking a cigarette.

How does smoking help you?

Really, there is no benefit to smoking. Smoking only produces risks, but no benefits.

What is three ways you can get from smoking?

First, convince yourself that smoking is bad for your health. Second, resolve to stop smoking. Third, stop smoking.