Although information about the harm of smoking to the body is neither classified nor difficult to access, people still do not stop smoking. Smoking remains one of the leading causes of disease and death. You can eat fruits and vegetables and exercise every day, but you won't be healthy if you don't quit smoking. In this article, we provide information about smoking in preventive matters - Smoking and buying tobacco products is prohibited under the age of 18.


Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, but it can also cause other diseases.
Cigarettes and hookahs contain more than 4,000 chemicals, at least 400 of which are poisonous.
When you smoke a hookah, the heat breaks down the tobacco, releasing toxins that harm the human body.

The most harmful:

  • resins are carcinogens that cause cancer;
  • nicotine - causes habituation and increases blood cholesterol levels;
  • carbon monoxide (fine) - reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood;
  • gas components - causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in certain stages.
  • The harm of smoking to the human body depends on:
  • Method of preparation of tobacco

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Arteriosclerosis is a years-long process in which cholesterol and other fats build up on the walls of the arteries, narrowing and clogging them. When the arteries narrow, blood clots begin to form.
Smoking accelerates the narrowing of blood vessels: it starts earlier, and the probability of clot formation increases from two to four times.
This disease can take different forms, depending on which blood vessels it develops in, but all forms are more common in people who smoke.

  • Coronary artery thrombosis: A clot forms in the arteries that carry blood to the heart. A heart attack may occur as a consequence. Smokers develop coronary artery thrombosis 10 years earlier than non-smokers.
  • A blood clot in the blood vessels of the brain causes a stroke, paralysis.
  • If the renal arteries are affected, blood pressure increases or kidney failure develops.
  • Venous thrombosis of the legs can lead to gangrene and amputation.



Smokers are more likely to get lung, throat, or mouth cancer compared to non-smokers.
The link between smoking and lung cancer is obvious: ninety percent of lung cancers are caused by smoking.
Only 0.5 percent of people who have never smoked will develop lung cancer.
One in ten moderate smokers and one in five heavy smokers will die of lung cancer.
The more hookahs you smoke per day, the more years you smoke, the younger you start smoking, and the stronger the smoke you inhale, the higher your risk of developing lung cancer.
If you smoke, your risk of developing oral cancer is four times higher than that of non-smokers. Cancer can start anywhere in the mouth, usually under the tongue or on the lips.

Other types of cancer that are more common in smokers include:

  • bladder cancer,
  • esophageal cancer,
  • kidney cancer,
  • pancreatic cancer,
  • Cervical Cancer.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the general name for a group of symptoms that block air from entering the lungs and make breathing difficult.
For example, lack of air due to alveolar damage or chronic bronchitis - long-lasting coughing with sputum.
Smoking is the main cause of COPD.
94 percent of people who smoked 3-4 hookahs a day had alveolar lesions at postmortem, while 90 percent of non-smokers had no or almost no such lesions.
COPD usually begins between 35 and 45 years of age, when lung function begins to decline.

Smoking causes other damage to the body

  • Smoking raises blood pressure, which leads to hypertension, a risk factor for heart attacks.
  • Couples who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than non-smokers.
  • Smoking worsens the condition of asthma sufferers and weakens the effect of anti-asthma drugs.
  • The blood vessels in the eyes are sensitive and can be damaged by smoking, causing the whites of the eyes to redden and sting.
  • Heavy smokers have twice the risk of vision loss due to macular degeneration.
  • The risk of cataracts increases.
  • Smokers miss 25 percent more sick days than non-smokers.
  • Smoking causes yellowing of teeth and gums.
  • Smoking increases the risk of periodontal disease, which can lead to swollen gums, bad breath and tooth loss.
  • Smoking causes a sour taste in the mouth and can lead to ulcers.
  • Smoking affects appearance: paler skin, more wrinkles. This happens because smoking reduces blood circulation in the skin and reduces vitamin A levels.


For men in their 30s and 40s, smoking increases the risk of erectile dysfunction by 50 percent.
An erection occurs when blood flows to the penis, which means that the blood vessels must be in good condition.
Smoking damages blood vessels and affects their degeneration: nicotine narrows the arteries leading to the penis, reducing blood flow and blood pressure in the penis.
The vasoconstrictor effect builds up over time, so if you don't have problems now, you may develop them later.
Erectile dysfunction in smokers should be an early warning signal that hookah has already damaged the body and affected the blood vessels, including those that supply the heart.