Smoking is a bad social habit that causes harm to the smoker and the society around it. Despite the development of science and the detection of the dangers of smoking and the efforts of many organizations to fight smoking, it is widespread in societies, especially among young people. Smoking is often linked to health problems in the respiratory system. There is a lot of information about the effect of smoking on the respiratory system, but not all of them are correct. To find out the most important facts about smoking and respiratory effects, the following are the most prominent.
Myths and facts about smoking
- Smoking for many years causes irreparable damage.
- Cigarettes with lower nicotine ratios are less dangerous than regular cigarettes.
- Smokers who are taking antioxidants reduce the chance of lung cancer.
- In case of lung cancer it is useless to quit smoking.
- Quitting smoking at any time can reduce the chances of getting respiratory diseases, including lung cancer, as quitting smoking has immediate benefits such as improving blood circulation. It is worth noting that one after taking off smoking for 10 years reduces the chances of lung cancer by 50%.
- The effect of cigarettes on humans does not depend on the proportions of nicotine and tar, as the damage caused by smoking is the same, whether cigarettes are regular or diluted. It should be noted that cigarettes containing flavors such as menthol, that can cause more addiction and more harm, because it stimulates the smoker to more consumption and deeper inhalation.
- Natural antioxidants can protect your body from cancer, but some studies have shown that having an antioxidant in the form of tablets, specifically beta-carotene, increases the chances of developing lung cancer.
- Quitting smoking at any stage has great benefits. As smoking during cancer treatment can reduce the chances of recovery, and can exacerbate the effects of side effects. And non-smokers, their bodies respond to cancer treatment in a better way.