Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes

Smoking cigarettes can have a lot of adverse effects on your body. Here are the effects of smoking cigarettes on your health and why you should quit.

The Central Nervous System

As we might already know, cigarettes are made of tobacco and tobacco has a substance in it called nicotine. Nicotine
is a stimulant. It takes a very short time to reach your brain, and when it eventually does you feel good and energized for a short while but then that effect goes away, and you feel tired, and you want more cigarettes. Taking cigarettes will lead to macular degeneration as well as cataracts. After some time you will have poor eyesight, and your sense of taste and smell will be affected which is why most smokers do not enjoy the food.


Smoking cigarettes has a very negative impact on the respiratory system. The lungs after some time become less efficient in filtering harmful chemicals. You put yourself at risk of getting bronchitis as well as lung cancer in the long run. If you are rehabilitating, you will have to deal with congestion and pain as the lungs are starting to clear out. If you smoke, your children are likely to be affected by asthma, wheezing, coughing, bronchitis and pneumonia.

The Digestive System

Smoking cigarettes is bound to give you oral problems like periodontitis and gingivitis. If you keep smoking, you will have to deal with tooth decay and eventually you will lose your teeth while having bad breath. Smoking has also been known to bring about insulin resistance which increases the chances of you getting diabetes which will bring complications that you will face with more difficulty than if you were a non-smoker.


The reproductive system is significantly affected by smoking cigarettes. Men who smoke cigarettes have a hard time sustaining or even have an erection. Males and females alike have it almost impossible to orgasm because of the effects of smoking. Smoking will also bring about infertility in both men and women. Women who smoke have complications related to pregnancy. Pregnant women who are second-hand smokers or who smoke give birth to babies with low birth weight

Damage On The Skin And Nails

It is not uncommon to see smokers who have wrinkles on their skin as well as discoloration. The substances found in tobacco can greatly damage the skins’ appearance. Their nails, as well as the skin on the fingers, are usually stained because of holding cigarettes.…

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