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Smokers can harm your health

Smokers can harm your health

transcript of the programme transmitted 21st January 1991

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Published by BBC in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementproduced by Christopher Riley.
SeriesHorizon
ContributionsRiley, Christopher., British Broadcasting Corporation.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14307835M

  But when asked whether they agreed with the statement, "Breathing air in a room today where people smoked yesterday can harm the health of infants and children," only 65 percent of nonsmokers and. How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General By U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.,

A trained counselor can help you stop smoking or stay on track. You can call: The National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline, (U-QUIT) , which connects you with your State’s Quitline, (QUITNOW) Veterans Smoking Quitline, (QUITVET) You Can Quit Smoking: Stick. Now that you know how smoking can be harmful to your health and the health of those around you, find out how quitting smoking can be helpful. By quitting smoking, you will: Prolong your life: According to the American Heart Association, smokers who quit between the ages of 35 and 39 add an average of 6 to 9 years to their lives.

Effects of Secondhand Smoke. Secondhand smoke is made up of the smoke that comes from a cigarette and the smoke that is breathed out by a smoker. Secondhand smoke has more than 50 chemicals that are known to cause cancer in adults. Because babies and young children are still growing, the chemicals in secondhand smoke harm them more than adults. When you drink excessively and smoke, you increase your chances of getting high blood pressure. This is defined as a reading of /90 mmHg or above. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney damage and .


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Doctor Says: Yes, Smokers Can Be Healthy, Too. A new book called A Smoker's Guide to Health and Fitness explains how to make the best of a bad habit. (But you should probably still quit.) By Author: Justin Krajeski.

smoking can cause cancer and then block your body from fighting it. Breathing tobacco smoke when you already have cancer is especially dangerous. New research shows that File Size: 2MB. Because cigarette smoke is comprised of a mix of over 7, chemicals, breathing these chemicals in can damage nearly any part of the body.

For women, smoking cigarettes can lead to reproductive. Smokers are more vulnerable to headaches. Driving skills are negatively affected for both the smoker and those who breathe the passive smoke. In his book, "The Risk of Passive Smoke," Roy Shepard.

Breathing even a little tobacco smoke can be harmful (). Of the more than 7, chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least are known to be harmful, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia(1, 2, 5).

Among the known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at. Tobacco is dangerous for your health, no matter how you ingest it. Smoking can lead to a variety of ongoing effects in your body, as well as long-term complications in Author: Ann Pietrangelo And Kristeen Cherney. Smoking tobacco damages your heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular system), increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It’s a major cause of coronary heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. Smoking causes high blood pressure, lowers your ability to exercise, and makes your blood more likely to clot.

However, health issues might include cancer, liver, and lung damage, hyperactivity, and even insulin resistance that can lead to Type 2 diabetes. To. How Secondhand Smoke Affects Non-Smokers. Exposure to others' cigarette smoke can result in lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illnesses in children and adults.

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Find out more on the health effects of smoking, secondhand smoke, other tobacco products and marijuana. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., causing overdeaths per year.

Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard for people of all ages, causing more t deaths each year. “There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.” Even relatively small amounts damage your blood vessels and make your blood more likely to clot. That damage causes heart attacks, strokes.

And when smoke is heavy, such as can occur in close proximity to a wildfire, it’s bad for everyone. Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles produced when wood and other organic materials burn. The biggest health threat from smoke is from fine particles.

These microscopic particles can penetrate deep into your lungs. INTRODUCTION. Current public health guidelines on the identification and treatment of smokers and the information on the health risks associated with tobacco are based on studies that focus on adult daily cigarette users ().Daily smoking, however, is declining and light and intermittent smoking are increasing (2, 3).Light and intermittent smoking are frequently found among the young, the.

Smoking marijuana can harm more than just the lungs and respiratory system—it can also affect the immune system and the body's ability to fight disease, especially for those whose immune systems are already weakened from immunosuppressive drugs or diseases, such as HIV infection.

4,9. E-cigarettes can harm your lungs within a short period of time, increasing the risk for asthma, bronchitis and COPD. A long-term shows the health effects of vaping. Health professionals have long considered exposure to tobacco smoke harmful to reproduction, affecting aspects from fertility and pregnancy outcome to fetal and child development.

Tobacco smoke contains thousands of compounds, some of which are known to have toxic effects on reproductive health, such as carbon monoxide (CO), nicotine, and metals. Breathing in smoke can cause: Respiratory infections (like bronchitis and pneumonia) Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) (for babies younger than 1 year) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that families keep smoke-free homes and vehicles at all times.

It's common knowledge smoking cigarettes is hazardous to health, increasing the risk of lung cancer, for example, and contributing to heart may be less well-known is that smoking can be equally harmful to bone health. Smoking can slow the rate at which a broken bone mends, for example, and interfere with recovery from orthopedic surgery, adding yet more reasons for smokers.

Cigarette smoking is the chief cause of preventable disease and death in the United States and can harm nearly any part of the body. Cigarette smoke is a toxic mix of more than 7, chemicals 1. Smoking most commonly leads to diseases affecting the heart and lungs and will commonly affect areas such as hands or feet.

First signs of smoking related health issues often show up as numbness in the extremities, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and cancer, particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and.

Light smoking isn't as bad as heavy smoking, but it still harms the heart and body. If you quit smoking completely, your health will benefit. I'm not really a smoker. I only smoke a few cigarettes a day, or when I go out on the weekend." This thought process is common among light smokers.Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker.

Your stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker after 2 to 5 years. 10 years after quitting: Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking. Your risk of cancer of the larynx (voice box) .