Smoking is a very serious issue which has dangerous health consequences. The chemical nicotine found in tobacco smoke is an addictive drug, that makes the smokers continue smoking. In addition to nicotine, smokers inhale thousands of chemicals that are harmful in many ways.
Almost every organ is affected due to smoking, leading to many diseases. General health of an individual gets reduced. Smokers can develop lung infections and breathlessness.
Smoking increases heart rate and blood pressure. Blood becomes stickier, which is prone to clotting. Risk of heart attack and stroke will be higher.
Functioning of the Immune system is reduced, leading to risk of infections and illnesses. Smoking increases the risk of ulcer development, causes inflammation of intestines and stomach. The ability of taste and smell is reduced in smokers and their skin is prone to premature wrinkling.
Risk of blindness and gum disease are also high. This infographic depicts the facts and figures related to smoking around the world.