Effects of Smoking on the Body

My Doctor Finder
May 27, 2015

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of deaths in the country. It is considered as one of the acts that can severely harm not just your physical attributes but also your organs. Some of these harmful effects are immediate while others will fire back after a couple of years of smoking. [1]

The main health risks of smoking are stroke, heart disease and most especially lung cancer. But knowing the long-time risks of smoking doesn’t really help specifically to the young smokers. So, let’s talk about on how smoking can physically affect a person. [2]

Once a person starts smoking, one by one, these symptoms will start to appear [3]:

  1. Stained teeth
  2. Smelly breath
  3. Stained fingers
  4. Dryness of the skin especially on the face
  5. Gum disease
  6. Loss of sight
  7. Infertility (women) and Impotence (men)


But, if we’re talking about the long term risks, the following are the common causes of death by a person who smokes:

  1. Mouth and Throat Cancer
  2. Stroke
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Stomach Ulcer
  5. Lung Cancer


Take note of the effects of smoking on the body because a cigarette may result to lifetime physical, mental, and emotional side effects. It is time to quit smoking ! Here are four steps to help you to quit smoking



[1] Smoking - Facts: NHS Choices
[2] Smoking and Asthma: BootsWebMD medical reference
[3] The Effects of Smoking on the Body by Ann Pietrangelo. Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA

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