The Dark Side of Smoking and Its effects on Health and Body


Here is a complete list of disadvantages and bad effects of smoking  on health. And hope that you will know more about the dark side of smoking after reading this.

Effects of smoking On hair

Greying and thinning of hair. Hair growth is reduced and it will look dull and lifeless.

Effects of smoking On brain

May lead to brain stroke by blocking the supply of blood to brain cells.

Effects of smoking On eyes

It leads to cataracts, glaucoma, and age- related macular degeneration and also sometimes permanent blindness.

Effects of smoking On nose

It may affect the sense of smelling and some times it may lead to complete loss of smelling sense.

Effects of smoking On gums and teeth

It may lead to loose teeth, gingivitis and gum diseases. Staining of teeth and gums is most common along with bad odor (smell).

Effects of smoking On throat and mouth

It effects include bad breath, sore throat and decreased taste sense. Most importantly all cancers related to oral cavity, larynx and oesophagus are very fatal effects.

Effects of smoking On respiratory system and lungs

It leads to several diseases and conditions like pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cough (with or without sputum), colds and flu, emphysema and lot more.

Effects of smoking On heart

immediate effects are: Increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Long term effects are: increase in fibrinogen levels and blood cholesterol levels which increases the chances of getting heart attacks. It also leads to several heart problems like aneurysms, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular diseases.

Effects of smoking On digestive systems

It leads to peptic ulcers, heartburn, gallstones, Crohn’s disease and stomach cancer.

Effects of smoking On skin

It leads to capillaries, wrinkles, scarring and premature aging of skin.

Effects of smoking On feet and legs

Leg pain, Beurger’s disease and gangrene are some of its effects.


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