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World No Tobacco Day: 6 ways smoking can harm your health

Smokers take note! Next time you feel like lighting up, remember that tobacco intake in any form is injurious to health! It affects internal organs, particularly the heart and lungs, but it also affects a person’s appearance. Experts list 6 reasons why kicking the butt is the best thing to do...

With education campaigns and the anti-tobacco laws many countries have reduced cigarette smoking areas in public places. However, this has been compensated with increased demand for popularity of smokeless tobacco (ST), or non combusted tobacco.

World No Tobacco Day: 6 ways smoking can harm your health
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In any form tobacco is injurious to health! It affects internal organs, particularly the heart and lungs, but it also affects a person’s appearance.

On World No Tobacco Day, experts list 6 reasons why kicking the butt is the best idea. Read below...

Smoking tobacco can make the skin dull and dry: Smoking reduces healthy blood circulation to facial region which in turn decreases the oxygen and nutrient supply. In addition smoke coming of tobacco can dry the skin surface. As a result the skin appears dry and wrinkled.

Smoking increases the risk of skin disorders: Many studies have found a close association between smoking and psoriasis. The experts also report that people who smoke about 20 cigarettes per day are at a very high risk of developing psoriasis that is characterised by red or silver patches, and lesions on skin that appear very unpleasant.

Smoking tobacco can harm your eyes: Twinkling eyes is one of the most attractive feature in any face. Smoking causes your eyes to appear dull and increase the under eye dark patches that are visually very unpleasing. In addition smoking also damages eye blood vessels creating a bloodshot appearance. The smoke can also irritate the eyes and lead to problems such as watering of eyes.

Tobacco can ruin your hair: Smoking tobacco can result in premature greying of hair. It can also promote rapid hair loss. Smoking reduces the supply of nutrients to the scalp making the hair appear dry and lifeless.

Smoking cause bad breath: Bad breath is a major turn off when it comes to your appearance. Many people pay attention to their facial beauty but ignore oral hygiene. Bad breath and stained teeth are some of the distinct side effects of smoking tobacco. Almost 40% of people who smoke tobacco tend to develop periodontitis, an infection of mouth that results in swollen gums and bad breath, and may cause teeth to fall out.

Smoking causes premature skin ageing: Research shows that smoking tobacco increases the production of enzyme that breaks down the collagen and makes the skin to sag. In addition smoking is known to increase the amount of free radicals in the body that are known to speed up the process of skin ageing. This makes the person appear much older than actual age.

About World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world annually on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco  consumption around the globe. The day is further aims to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers, who are exposed to second hand smoke. 

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