If you are a well wisher of anyone who smokes or you yourself are a smoker, you should quit smoking immediately because smoking causes various health problems; even death. It is well known fact that smokers are more vulnerable to cough and cold and susceptible to other diseases. Given below are details of the diseases caused by smoking.
One of the major diseases found among the smokers is cardiovascular disease. These diseases are so serious that they even cause death of the smokers. The reason behind their death is blockage of blood to heart or brain due to atherosclerosis caused by smoking. Atherosclerosis is a state when the blood vessels and arteries get hardened and plaque gets deposited on the walls of the arteries. Cigarette or say nicotine in the cigarette gradually hardens the arteries and thus flow of blood gets obstructed. A time comes when blood is completely blocked. In this state either the smoker suffers from heart failure or stroke or other health problems such as cerebral thrombosis, coronary thrombosis etc.
Cancer, especially lung cancer, mouth cancer or throat cancer are very common among the smokers. Smokers also suffer from other types of cancer such as pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, etc.
Smokers usually suffer from sexual disorders, high blood pressure which is also known as hypertension or the silent killer. The reason behind it is that smoking increases toxins in the blood of the smokers which makes their blood dense due to which blood flow gets affected. Also the inner walls of the blood vessels get damaged due to nicotine and cholesterol level rises which lead to hypertension. Anyone who is suffering from high blood pressure should quit smoking immediately otherwise smoking may take his life in the form of heart failure or stroke.
Smoking also causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis. Pregnant women may face miscarriage problems if they smoke during pregnancy. Mouth ulcer is another problem caused due to smoking. People, especially children, who have to live with smokers face problems like asthma, nasal blockage, bronchitis, allergy etc. Infants may even die if they remain in contact of smoke for a long time.
There are numerous other diseases caused due to smoking. If you love yourself or your near and dear ones, you must quit smoking immediately. There are many natural and herbal ways to stop smoking.