Side Effects of Smoking Cigars

Side Effects of Smoking Cigars

Smoking damages almost each and every part of your body. Whether it is a cigar or a pipe, the smoke contains toxic and cancer-causing chemicals. This Buzzle article describes negative effects of cigars.
Is there any need to mitigate the severity of the topic by reiterating the same thing about how smoking is injurious to health, and that nicotine addiction leads to various health problems, and some of them can even be fatal at times. No, there isn't any need for those, who have been reading this from the time they started, but I would certainly like to say these old things again for those, who have started smoking from last month, or last week, or just a fortnight back. For beginners, who are just trying to explore this unknown, let me tell you it is not much of a fun that you will have, it will only add to your problems like your pocket money would finish off fast, and you would be deprived of other better things.

You might also cause yourself a serious lung problem, and that might even lead to death. You will be distressed, and might feel rejuvenated after a smoke, but let me tell you it is only because smoke is actually reducing your stamina and strength, so only when you smoke, you feel like your real self that you were before smoking. If you quit smoking, you will always feel that way - fresh, and brain would work faster. It would not go into the blurred zone after every half an hour. Does it make sense? If yes, that is good, if not, read this article to know in details, what the side effects of smoking cigars can be.

Adverse Effects of Smoking Cigars

Lung cancer is one of the major side effects of smoking cigars, and it is very painful like all other cancers. Approximately 90% of lung cancers are caused due to smoking, irrespective of smoking cigars or cigarettes. With age and the time that you have been smoking, the chances and severity of the cancer increase. It also depends on the number of cigarettes you smoke.

Smoking increases your risk for diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases), for example, coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, heart attack, high blood pressure, reduced blood flow to legs and skin, etc.

Cigar smoking can also lead to oral cancers, and the most common of them is tongue cancer, which not only affects the mouth, but the throat area as well. It causes pain in the ear, and pain when you try to swallow food and water. In fact, smoking cigar can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body...in the liver, bladder, blood, cervix, stomach, esophagus, colon, pancreas, rectum...anywhere.

The smoke can damage your respiratory system, and can lead to chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, emphysema, etc. It can worsen the situation, if you have asthma.

Smoking cigars during pregnancy can affect the baby's health before and after birth. Women, who smoke regularly, may have difficulty in conceiving. Smoking is estimated to increase the risk of stillbirth, low birth weight, preterm delivery, etc.

Smoking reduces the health of a person in general. It weakens the immune system and can increase his risk for infections, diseases, and disorders. It can lead to reduced bone density, poor vision, tooth loss, infertility, type 2 diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, early menopause, premature aging, fatigue, etc.

So, these are some of the major side effects of smoking cigars. Now it is for you to decide whether you want to experience all this or just quit smoking!