It is no secret that cigarette smoking affects the body in a very negative way. Nicotine is highly addictive, and when you ignite and inhale the tobacco commonly found in cigarettes, you are ingesting about 4,000 chemical agents, including over 60 carcinogens. Additionally, a number of these agents, such as carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, and lead, are poisonous and toxic to the human body. However it is often not the frightening statistics that detour smokers but rather it is sometimes the simpler every day problems associated with cigarettes that detour smokers once and for all.
The following is a list of the top 3 everyday cigarette smoking effects on the body that might just make you think twice about smoking.
1. Ashtray Mouth is one of the biggest common complaints you will hear from the loved ones of smokers. The odors of burnt tobacco linger for a significant amount of time and much of the damage that is caused to the body by smoking can lead to halitosis, not only for the smoker but for those who inhale second hand smoke as well.
2. Loss of Taste and Smell is a problem that affects a large number of smokers. Smoking cigarettes not only deadens the taste buds but the receptors in the nasal epithelium as well. This can interfere with the smoker’s sense of taste and smell and can also be a contributor to periodontal disease.
3. Erectile Dysfunction. Guys, if this doesn’t get you to consider quitting smoking than I’m not sure what will. In a recent study of 4, 764 Chinese men (average age 47), those who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day had a 60% risk of erectile dysfunction, and in total 15% of those smokers had experienced erectile dysfunction. Feel like quitting now?
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