Do you think you don’t smoke much? Five cigarettes a day. That’s not much considering your friend burns up to 30 at the same time. It turns out, however, that no matter how much you smoke, unfavorable changes are taking place in your lungs. And it’s worse than you think.
Smoking harms your health
“Smoking is harmful to health” – everyone knows it, but still 26 percent. Poles smoke cigarettes, one in five does it regularly, and one in twentieth occasionally. Tobacco smoking causes nearly 4 million deaths each year. About 11,000 smokers die every day. Each cigarette shortens our lives by an average of 5.5 minutes.
Tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 compounds, including: acetone, cadmium, pyrene, methanol, phenol, benzopyrene, toluene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other toxic and carcinogenic compounds.
Cigarette smoke affects every organ and system in our body. It irritates the oral mucosa, esophagus, stomach, poisons the pancreas, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.