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Do you really know to what extent smoking damages your body?  
Click on body parts for more information
This is 10 times more than the number killed each year in road accidents.

About a quarter of all regular smokers are killed prematurely by their smoking. Those killed lose on average 10-15 years of potential life.
 
Heart

Smoking is the major cause of 25% of deaths from heart disease. Smoking increases your heart rate and increases your requirement for oxygen. Your risk of heart attack and angina occurring prematurely is generally increased if you smoke cigarettes.
Skin

Many smokers find their skin becomes dry and in some smokers discoloration around the fingers is common.
Nails & Teeth

Discoloration of nails and teeth is common in smokers.
Reproductive Organs

A pregnant woman who smokes has an increased risk of miscarriage, of having a stillborn or of having a low birth weight baby. Reductions of 2-8ozs in average birth weight have been reported in babies of non-smokers.
Nose & Throat

Smokers cannot breath freely and hence sense of smell is diminished. Smokers are more likely to get cancer of the throat or larynx.
 
Most people do not realise that there are approximately 4,000 other chemicals in cigarettes which cause damage including:

  • Nail polish remover (acetone)
  • Floor cleaner (ammonia)
  • Ant poison (arsenic)
  • Tanning lotion (methylamine)
  • Aviation fuel (methanal)
  • Carbon Monoxide (Highly Toxic)
  • Polonium-210 (known human carcinogen)
  • Cadmium (known human carcinogen)
  • Amonia
  • Mercury

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