Smoking is dangerous for your health and this is written on every package of cigarettes. Nonetheless, people still continue to smoke, namely in France, there are almost 16 million smokers. No matter how many cigarettes a day you smoke they are dangerous as they contain substances like tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide.
The bad part about this percentage is that the young population like teens and youth smoke cigarettes. The statistics say that one in three of 15-19 year olds smokes cigarettes that count for 32% which is a lot considering how harmful this habit can be.
Smoking elevates the risk of lung cancer by 23 times and is accountable for 87% of deaths.
The video that we are about to present is incredibly shocking, so next time when you light a cigarette think twice before you do that.
This shocking video was released by a nurse that revealed the difference between healthy lungs and the lungs of a smoker who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for a period of time of 20 years. The smoker’s lungs were black burned by cancer, which do not inflate properly during inspiration and exhalation. After that, it was revealed a picture of healthy lungs which were healthy and red-colored that inflated and deflated in a normal way during inspiration and expiration. This video has been checked over 5,000 times.
According to Amanda Eller blackened lungs caused by smoking cannot properly inflate as they suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cancerous lungs have lost their elasticity and they stretch for swelling, but deflate instantly which is not the case with healthy lungs.
Decreased elasticity means that the lungs are stiff which have to work harder to get the sufficient amount of air and because of that the sick person often experiences lack of breath.
Negative Effects of Smoking
Here are the main ones:
Smoking can cause great damage to your lungs like the following ones:
Chronic bronchitis, which is a permanent inflammation that influences the lining of the respiratory tubes of the lungs.
Emphysema, the destruction of the alveoli wall of the lungs.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases.
When quitting cigarettes it can lead to temporary congestion and difficulty breathing as that is the time when the lungs and airways begin to heal. If your lungs produce more mucus just after you have quit smoking, then this is a positive sign of recovery of the respiratory system.
Central nervous system
The most addictive substance that cigarettes have is nicotine which can affect the mood. Once inhaled, the nicotine reaches the brain and provides the feeling of energy which is temporarily, and because of that you need to smoke even more. This substance is very addictive, and because of that it is very difficult to stop smoking.
Therefore, when you physically remove the nicotine from your system it can affect the cognitive function and thus lead to anxiety, depression, and irritation. Quitting cigarettes can also cause headaches and sleeping issues.
Smoking can damage the whole cardiovascular system as its presence in the body can tighten the blood vessels, and in that way hamper the blood flow. In time, this can cause peripheral arterial disease. In addition to all this, smoking can elevate the blood pressure; weaken the walls of blood vessels and increase blood clots. All this actually raises the chances of having a stroke.
This detrimental habit does not affect only the person who actually smokes, but also the people that are around him or her. A second-hand exposure to smoking is almost the same as the first hand as the risks of having a heart attack, a stroke or some heart disease are almost the same.
Sexuality and reproductive system
The presence of nicotine in the blood flow reaches the genitals of men and women. When men are concerned, this habit can reduce sexual performance, and in the case of women, it can lead to sexual dissatisfaction as a result of reduced lubrication and the ability to reach orgasm. In addition to this, smoking can decrease sex hormone levels in men and as well as in women. Plus, this habit can lead to lower sexual desire.