Short and Long Term Effects of Smoking 4th


Smoking will Hurt You

Beginning Effects

  • Blood pressure and heart rate increase
  • Blood flow to body's extremities (hands and feet) is reduced
  • Reduce in appetiteexternal image No-smoking-sign.gif&usg=AFQjCNFGa2JlIRxcJnsmRAmANh8kpdxlcA

external image effects.jpgShort Term Effects

  • Raises your heart rate
  • Increases blood pressure
  • Can cause fat or cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels
  • Coughing
  • irritation of the eyes, nose or throat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Narrowing of the arteries
  • Reduced amount of oxygen the blood can carry
  • Carbon monoxide levels in the blood rise
  • Creates an imbalance in the demand for oxygen by the cells
  • Irritate any allergies you may presently have.
  • Poor lung function
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tire easily
  • Less ability to smell and taste
  • Premature aging of the skin
  • Bad breath
  • Stained teeth
  • heart working harder than it should
  • blood flow to the body's extremities reduced
  • stimulation to the brain and nervous system
  • Reduced appetite

Long term Effects

  • Arteriosclerosis and peripheral artery diseaseexternal image body_smoking.gif
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancers
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Circulatory problems
  • COPD
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Damage to the fetus
  • Decreased lung function
  • Emphysema
  • Hardening of the arteries in the brain, heart and more
  • Heart disease
  • Infection
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung diseases
  • Osteoporosis and weakened bones
  • Premature aging
  • Shortness of breath
  • Some smokers may need their limbs amputated
  • Spontaneous abortion (miscarriage)
  • Stroke
  • Twice as likely to have coronary heart disease
  • Ulcers

Ending Effects

  • Rotting teeth
  • Rasping of the voice
  • Increased chance of lung cancer, heart disease, cancer of the mouth, larynx, tongue and skin
  • Becomes harder to breathe
  • Tighter and less active lungs



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