The Physical Effects Of Smoking On The Body

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It can be seen that the effects of smoking on your body can be very drastic, for example smoke in tobacco contains many dangerous chemicals such as Tar; Carbon monoxide; Hydrogen cyanide; Oxidizing chemicals; Metals and finally radioactive compounds known to be carcinogenic.
The physical effects on the respiratory system, meaning that the system of organs in the body take control for the input of oxygen and the exhalation of smoking, this consist of irritation of the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voice box), a reduced lung function and breathlessness due to swelling of the lungs, an impairment of the lungs’ clearance system which results to lung irritation and damage, an elevated risk of lung infections and permanent damage to the air sacs of the lungs.
Moreover, the damage of the respiratory system can progress and effect the circulatory system. For example, there will be a raised blood pressure and heart rate which will exceedingly tighten the blood vessels in the skin eventually leading to the drop in skin temperature. As less oxygen is carried by the blood, the blood would be more prone to clotting.
Emotionally, smoking can damage your immune system by causing infections such as pneumonia and influenza and more severely a longer-lasting illness which can decrease the levels of protective antioxidants (such as vitamin c). When your body takes in nicotine, emotions swing in the opposite way when the drug is removed causing a nicotine withdrawal. Smokers under nicotine
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