Health Risks 

Hover over the points to view the potential health risks! 

The Brain

Sorry to say but your risk of stroke also increases! One of the reasons for this is due to the thinning of your blood vessels along with the increase in blood pressure this can cause a blood vessel to burst in your brain causing a brain subarachnoid brain haemorrhage, which is a type of stroke. This can cause serious damage to your brain or worst death! 

Teeth and breath

 Bad teeth, bad breath, increased risk gum disease and loss of taste does not sound a very good date …  Your risk of developing oesophagus cancer massively increases in fact over 93% of cases of cancer are linked to smoking. 

Your Heart

Carbon monoxide suffocates the oxygen from the red blood cell, meaning your heart has to work so much harder to push oxygen around your body and up to your brain. As a smoker, this poses more risk of Heart Attack and Stroke.

Skin

Notice your skin looks a bit grey, sallow and lifeless? This is because during smoking the oxygen levels in your body drop your body will then reduce the amount of oxygen to your skin to try and protect the vital organs.

Lungs
  • Your lungs are in the direct firing line when you smoke with smoke and tar filling them when you smoke.
  •        It all starts with a “smokers a Cough” however this can quickly develop into something far worst such as COPD which is where your lungs fill with mucus due to the inflammation caused by smoking. 
Fertility
  • Your lungs are in the direct firing line when you smoke with smoke and tar filling them when you smoke.
  •        It all starts with a “smokers a Cough” however this can quickly develop into something far worst such as COPD which is where your lungs fill with mucus due to the inflammation caused by smoking. 

All these facts sound Pretty Scary, Right? Well, It’s not too late to a make a change many of these conditions can be reversed or chances of making them worst reduced by quitting smoking today!

 

Why wait? Your life depends on it…

Second-hand smoke 

 

“Smoking not only affects your health but the health of others around you!”

Most of the smoke that comes from a cigarette is 80% invisible. The smoke from a cigarette also lingers; it can last up to 5 hours in an enclosed environment such as your home.

The adverse effects of second-hand smoke can be felt  straight away:

  • coughing
  • headaches
  • eye and nasal irritation
  • a sore throat
  • difficulty breathing

Although these effects are only temporary if a person is exposed to second-hand smoke on a regular and reoccurring basis the consequences can be more dramatic: 

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Increased risk of coronary heart disease

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Risk of Cancer

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Increased risk of stoke