A new public health campaign in England has been highlighting the toxic damage that tobacco smoke has on the vital organs like the brain and the lungs. The TV advertisements warn that smoke makes a human being’s blood dirty as well as thick with toxins, when then gets circulated throughout the body, thus, increasing the risk of stroke.
The adverts said that if one could see the damage, he/she would eventually stop smoking. It is a well-established fact that people who smoke are twice as likely to from stroke compared with those who are non-smokers. Smokers are also at a high risk of developing memory problems as well as dementia.
Smoking is a major cause of premature death with one in two smokers, who have been dying prematurely from diseases related to smoking. It is extremely worrying that people even today underestimate the health harms that smoking poses to them.
Apart from all the problems that it poses, smoking is the biggest contributor to premature death with at least one in two smokers dying as a result of smoking. The components of a cigarettes such as tar, ammonia, arsenic and hydrogen cyanide have either effects that can lead to cancers or may cause a significant amount of damage to the lining of the blood vessels.
Source: BBC News
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