Freedom of choice is among the fundamental principles of democracy. Indeed, smokers have chosen on their own discretion to become such, most often as a result of peer pressure or family influences.
Before taking a puff on your next cigarette, please consider the following smoking facts:
Scientists have discovered that smoking is the most important source of preventable morbidity and premature mortality in the world.
Every day, three thousand children around the world light their first cigarette.
The earliest recorded attempts to curb smoking were crude and rudimentary: in 1600s, several countries, among which: Turkey, China, and Russia outlawed tobacco use. Tobacco users were persecuted and very often killed.
High blood pressure is but one of the health problems caused by smoking. The substances inhaled with the cigarette smoke injure the walls of the blood vessels and unleash a process of hardening of the arteries, which is also known as Arthrosclerosis.
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This effect of smoking is especially harmful to people who are already diagnosed with high blood pressure. In addition, the nicotine contained in tobacco products causes the blood vessels to constrict. This substance overstimulates the functioning of the adrenal gland.
The produced adrenaline constricts the blood vessels, and thus increases the heart rate. As a result, smokers often experience attacks of high blood pressure, and they are also at risk of the all health hazards ensuing from that. For example, cigarette smoke may obstruct the blood supply to the heart, as fumes clog the blood vessels with plaque. Add the limited supply of oxygen to the heart, which is caused by the inhaled carbon monoxide, and the risk of cardiac arrest in smokers increases drastically.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE