Effects Of Smoking On The Body

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Register to read the introduction… It can also lead to heart attacks because it hardens the arterial walls. Nicotine can stay in the body for up to eight hours a day. Once it is inhaled into the body, it is carried to the brain and produces chemical changes in the brain which causes a craving for more. Another dangerous chemical is carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a damaging gas which moves to the bloodstream, once inhaled. It is harmful because it decreases the amount of oxygen the red blood cells can carry throughout the body. It can also increase the amount of cholesrerol in the inner lining of the arteries, that can causes the arteries to harden over time. Smoking has negative effects on the body both internally and externally. The external effects includes stained teeth, fingers, and nails. Early aging, hair loss and tooth loss can also occur on the smoker. Wrinkles can start to appear on the skin which can cause one to look older then they really are. It gives an overall unhealty apperance. Smoking also causes great harm to the body systems, especially the respiratory and circulatory system. The effects that smoking has on the respiratory system includes shortness of breath and …show more content…
There is an increased risk of stroke and heart attack because of blockages of blood supply. This is because the blood becomes stickier which makes clotting more likely to happen. Vessels also become thin and hardended. There is also a decrease in blood flow to the arms and legs. Also known as peripheral vascular disease or PVD. This can cause open sores that does not heal. It also limits the amount of daily activities that can be performed, such as walking. Surgeries that can helps improve blood flows often fails for smokers. Blood pressure also raises. Heart rate also increases too. Also, there is a higher chance of heart disease and circulatory

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