The effects of smoking

On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than people who don’t smoke. This means that nonsmokers have more than a decade of their life that smokers don’t. 4.9 million smokers are teens, most teen smokers die at middle age, approximately 45 to 65. Smokers die from various diseases, it’s estimated that 5.6 million people who start smoking under the age of 18 will die because of smoking diseases. On cigarette smoking itself, 480 000 deaths in the United States. Around 4.5 trillion cigarettes are sold a year. If 240 000 children try their first cigarette at an age under 18, 400 of them will become daily smokers. Teens shouldn’t be allowed to smoke because it’s very unhealthy for you, it’s a difficult habit to break, and dental hygiene.

Smoking is very unhealthy for you because it can cause various diseases like pneumonia, emphysema, heart disease, and lung cancer. Smoking is responsible for 85% of lung cancer, 25 percent of deaths caused by cancer is because of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common disease due to smoking, 90% of cases are caused by smoking cigarettes. Only 19% of people who have lung cancer survival. People with lung cancer live for 1 to 5 years of their lives, some people live longer than 5 years. Pneumonia is a tiny air sac in your lungs, pneumonia can be mild to serious or life-threatening and can lead to death. People who have or had pneumonia is because of secondhand smoke, 150 000 to 73 000 deaths from pneumonia. Emphysema is a condition where the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, it makes it hard to breathe.

The American Heart Association “estimates that each year, about 37 000 to 40 000 people die from heart and blood vessel disease caused by other people who smoke.” People who smoke on a daily are most likely to have a stroke, the carbon in tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood. Smoking is a very hard habit to break because of the chemical nicotine in tobacco or cigarettes, most tobacco users started under the age of 18. According to Quitter’s Circle Staff “Nicotine can cross the blood-brain barrier within 10 seconds after it is inhaled. When the nicotine reaches the brain it triggers the dopamine to be released.” The smoker feels pressure and calmness while they are smoking, before quitting

smoking it will take around 6-11 times to quit fully.

After one month of quitting the lung start to improve, the lung will go back to its full capacity, just 20 minutes after your last cigarette your blood pressure and pulse will go back to normal levels, after 8 hours the carbon monoxide levels will go back to normal levels. The 24 hours mark your decreased your risk of a heart attack, 72 hours mark people will find themself breathing easily. Your lungs will have the ability to fill up with air, one week without smoking are nine times the likely chances to quit successfully, but most tobacco users can’t stop and get stuck even if they tried to stop multiple times.

Dental hygiene for smokers, tobacco users get huge cavities around the gum and can lead to infection and weak teeth, and serious damage in the mouth. The longer people smoke for the worse your teeth are, people that don’t even smoke on a daily basis are likely that they’re white teeth turn into yellow or brown teeth. The amount people smoke is the amount your teeth are going to be discoloured or rotten. Periodontal disease is known as the gum disease, this disease is when the gums start inflammatory affecting the tissues around the teeth, the early stages of the disease includes the gums to become swollen, red and may bleed.