Smoking and Physical Health
Find Out The Greatest Dangers of Smoking Cigarettes
You may think that there is no danger in one cigarette, or even two or three. Maybe you smoke cigarettes a few times a month, and think nothing will happen because you don’t consider yourself a smoker. Well, this is far from the truth. The first time you smoke one cigarette your brain’s pleasure centers remember that feeling, your lungs and airway become inflamed, and your blood pressure rises.
“Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. Some of these harmful effects are immediate”. Smoking cigarettes is the cause of one of the world’s most preventable deaths. Even one cigarette per month, can have detrimental effects to the body and mind. The infrequent cigarette user is still at risk, even though they are not smoking as much as someone who would consider themselves addicted.
By not smoking cigarettes you will:
- Take less sick days
- Decrease your risk of cancer in all areas of the body
- Decrease your risk of heart disease and heart attack
- Decrease your risk of emphysema and chronic bronchitis
- Increase the chance that your prescription medication will work better
- Decrease pain caused by back pain, headaches, and arthritis
- Decrease vision problems
- Increase your chance of having children in the future
- Increase your body’s ability to heal properly
The infrequent smoker may have a higher risk of physical damage, because they do not consider themselves a smoker, and will not disclose this information to a doctor or healthcare provider. According the JAMA Internal Medicine, people who smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day, over the course of their life were 64% more likely to die an early death, than people who had never smoked.