First, he was killed while being arrested by the very people who are supposed to serve and protect the public.
Surgeon General confirmed that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer.
But in the 50 plus years that followed, we learned that smoking is responsible for a heap of other awful diseases, contributing to the tobacco epidemic we face today. Here are some health consequences of smoking you might not have heard before… Going Blind Smoking doesn't do your peepers any good.
Smoking increases your risk of age-related macular degenerationthe leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of Type 2 Diabetes Smoking contributes to type 2 diabetes and increases the risk of complications from the disease— including poor blood flow to legs and feet. This can lead to infection and result in the need to amputate a limb.
Yep—you could lose your foot or leg! Erectile Dysfunction Male sexual function is affected when you smoke. Tobacco causes narrowing of blood vessels all over your body, including those that supply blood to the penis. Good news is that quitting will make a big difference.
Ectopic Pregnancy Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening reproductive complication in women that is more likely in smokers. It occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus.
Hip Fractures Smokers lose bone density at a faster rate than non-smokers which puts you at risk for breaking body parts like your hip. Putting down the cigarettes can help slow down this process and keep you breaking a sweat, not your bones, on the dance floor. Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer, which forms in your intestines colon or rectumis the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
One of the reasons? Smoking is linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from this type of cancer.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease more common in women that affects the joints in your hands and feet. It causes painful swelling that can eventually result in bone loss and joint deformity.
Smoking is one of the causes, and is also associated with developing the disease at an earlier age. Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have babies with orofacial clefts.
Fertility Issues Moms-to-be take note: Smoking can affect your ability to conceive. It causes reduced fertility in women and can contribute to other problems during pregnancy. Smoking contributes to periodontis —a gum infection that destroys the bone that supports the teeth.
It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. More than 1 in 5 high school students in the U. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the U. Secondhand smoke kills more than 41, people in the U.
Each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia provide tobacco quitlines, a phone number for quit smoking phone counseling. Each day, close to 1, kids try their first cigar. Smoking costs the U.Modelling the impact of raising tobacco taxes on public health and finance Mark Goodchild a, Anne-Marie Perucic a & Nigar Nargis b.
a. Department for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, 20 avenue Appia, Geneva 27, Switzerland.
It is true that the effects of tobacco use on society include high taxes and loss of life. Taxes are constantly rising when it comes to tobacco use to make people realize how awful a vice smoking is and to prevent them from using tobacco.5/5(5).
Tobacco fact sheet from WHO providing key facts and information on surveillance, second-hand smoke, quitting, picture warnings, ad bans, taxes, WHO response. The secret is out – smoking causes harm to the body.
Anything from smoking a cigarette to inhaling the toxic fumes from cigarettes around you can cause unwanted, detrimental effects.
An Epidemic in the Making Tobacco is estimated to kill up to one of every two users. No other risk factor carries such a high mortality rate and costs more than half a trillion dollars in economic damages.
Tobacco use is a leading global disease risk factor and underlying cause of ill health, preventable death, and disability. It is estimated to kill more than 7 million people each year across the globe, accounting for more deaths each year than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.