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The Negative Effects Of Tobacco on Women

The Negative Effects of Tobacco on Women

We all have heard about the warnings and the damages the cigarette causes to us.

There are many people out there who smoke on a regular basis.

The Negative Effects Of Smoking on Women

The Negative Effects Of Smoking on Women

Due to smoking, one can have heart disease, cancer, and other such problems.

However, with women, it is different. They face a unique set of issues and challenges.

Today, in this blog, we are going to discuss the harmful effects of tobacco on women and how it affects their system.

To find out more, keep scrolling!

Reproductive System

  • Women who smoke are likely to have horrible cramping during periods.
  • They also have irregular periods
  • Low level of estrogens that causes the mood swings, fatigue and of course vaginal dryness
  • Faces problem during pregnancy
  • It’s difficult to become pregnant
  • Worse symptoms of menopause at an early stage
  • Reduce fertility
  • Increased risk of cervix, uterus and ovarian cancer
  • If a woman, who is more than 35 years old smokes the cigarette then takes contraceptive pills, hen chances of heart-related disease increases
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Respiratory System

Whether men or women, smoking certainly causes respiratory problems thereby becomes a victim of COPD, i.e., Chronic Pulmonary Disease.

Besides, there is no cure for COPD.

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Women who smoke tend to develop COPD at an early stage
  • According to a survey, women die more than men due to COPD
  • Bronchitis, Asthma, coughing up blood is few problems women face
  • Besides, it can cause lung cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

Women who smoke have an increased risk of detecting cardiovascular disease. It is one of the most significant causes of death for women and men.  

  • Women who smoke have a slightly higher chance of having cardiovascular disease
  • Blockage of arteries
  • Also, the abdominal aortic aneurysm is caused because of the consumption of tobacco and smoking cigarettes. It weakens the blood vessels that carry out the process of transferring blood from the heart to body
  • The chemicals found in the cigarette also causes a low level of estrogens
  • Blood pressure rises
  • There is a vital amount of carbon monoxide flowing in your blood
  • The organs and tissues receive less oxygen
  • Heart beating faster than usual
  • Reduces the ability to exercise
  • Blood clotting

Smoking and Pregnancy

  • For those women who smoke have a hard time getting pregnant. Moreover, even if they do, the tobacco and nicotine present inside the cigarettes can harm the unborn baby.
  • Smoking affects the unborn child
  • Smoking also causes hindrance in the development of a baby before and after his or her birth
  • There’s a higher risk involved that the birth of a baby is early
  • Threats of a congenital disability like cleft lip, cleft palate might be diagnosed
  • The chances are that the baby will have abnormal brain development before birth or throughout the childhood
  • The baby is likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome
  • Smoking will also cause placental abruption where it separate from the uterine wall

 Osteoporosis

As long as we live, osteoporosis caused many of us, including men. However, most women suffer it.

It occurs following the menopause where the bones become porous.

  • Women who smoke one pack of cigarette per day suffers from loss of a bone density
  • There’s a critical loss of calcium in the body as well

Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society and clinical trials conducted, the breast cancer patient possesses a higher risk of dying due to smoking.

You might have noticed that the people who smoke develop wrinkles and ages quickly.

The smoke from the cigarettes will leave you with pale skin and yellowish. It also darkens your lips.

Chemicals present inside the smoke will break down the collagen thereby making you look older.

Fine lines, age spots, acne, hair loss, brittle nails are caused due to excessive smoking.

Lastly, the smell of the cigarette stays in your clothes for a more extended period.

Besides, health-related problems; the smoking will also become the reason for infertility and sexual infections.

Smoking and Cancer

Women who smoke develop an increased risk of cancer.

The common one happens to be the lung cancer but other than that, throat, liver, kidney bladder, colorectal cancer takes place due to excessive smoking.

Every year many women between the age of 30-49 die due to lung cancer.

There is no benefit of smoking and getting addicted to tobacco.

The Negative Effects Of Smoking on Women

The Negative Effects Of Smoking on Women

It only causes damage to your body and mental health.

It is not only you who suffer, but also your family members also suffer through it.

The moment you quit smoking, your body starts healing.

You start developing a positive mindset. In addition, you will have more energy and start loving the things to do.

Remember, it is never too late to start quitting smoking.

Discuss with someone, consult a doctor.

Do everything to quit smoking because it’s injurious to health both for men and for women.

The change begins from you!

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I am a business analyst and a freelance content writer. I like blogging on topics related to technology & business strategies.
I graduated with honors from Columbia University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.

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Ekenechukwu Mbanefo

Mbanefo Ekenechukwu is a medical physiologist.
She is a creative and enthusiastic healthcare professional who takes delight in safeguarding your health for you through her insightful and informative health articles on women's health and fitness.

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