my heart, my achy, breaky heart:
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of coronary heart diseases
by approximately two-fold. Women who smoke and use oral contraceptive are
on average 5-10 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than
those who take the pill and do not smoke. The second-hand smoke can cause
coronary heart disease in non-smokers, bearing an excess risk of 30%. Smokers
are 2 times likely to have strokes than non-smokers.
Smoking causes your teeth (as well as your fingernails)
to turn yellow. People who smoke have bad breath, and it causes mouth cancers
and gum disease. Smoking damages teeth and gums permanently, causing periodontitis
(gum disease). Smoker's teeth fall out faster than non-smokers and smoker's
are likely candidates for oral cancer, which is on the tongue, cheek, and
gums. Some of the symptoms are: sores in mouth that don't go away, red
or white patches in mouth, constant bleeding in mouth, numbness in mouth,
swelling or lump in mouth, and a late symptom- difficulty in swallowing
and speech.Tobacco use can cause growths on your tongue, making it look
hairy and turning it yellow, green, brown or black.
is the single most preventable cause of death and disease. If you smoke,
PLEASE quit now.
Sources of Information: Family
Department of Health
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