Many people have the mistaken notion that smoking causes diseases only to the lungs. While undoubtedly, deadly lung diseases like emphysema and cancer are the most common effects of smoking, there are quite a few harmful effects that are often overlooked when one puffs a cigarette.
Smoking makes the body vulnerable to autoimmune diseases like lupus, age-related macular degeneration that leads to blindness, and erectile dysfunction. Risk-factors like artery damage and stroke accelerate the decline of mental faculties and may trigger the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, cigarette-puffing mothers increase the risk of their babies having sudden infant death syndrome and colic. Conversely, quitting and detoxifying the body diminishes all these risks considerably.
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