What Is The Impact Of Smoking On Your Health?

What Is The Impact Of Smoking On Your Health?


Smoking has been known to be harmful to your health for years now, but a recent study has shown how bad it has become. It is the single most preventable cause of death worldwide; in Europe alone, over 700,000 people die each year from smoking related diseases. 


Smoking poses numerous health threats such as dozens of types of cancer and higher risks of heart attacks, but it also advances other underlying problems including fertility problems and a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


The charity Cancer UK states that one in four cancer related deaths in the UK are caused by smoking, and in general smoking kills five times more people than road accidents, overdoses, murder, suicide and HIV collectively.


With these shocking figures, it's surprising that some smokers are still resilient to giving up their habit.  If you smoke, it is no longer deniable that you putting your health at risk in favour of your fix.


To understand how bad the cigarettes are Cigarettes are a toxic mixture of 4,000 chemicals and toxins.  Out of these, at least 43 are known carcinogenic compounds (cancer-causing substances).  Ingredients include tar, ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and arsenic – all known as poisonous chemicals not to be consumed.  You wouldn't normally put these ingredients into your body willingly and no-one would dream of placing them in food each day, yet smoking has much the same effect.


Tar collects and forms a sticky mass inside the lungs, and carbon monoxide makes it increasingly hard for red blood cells to transport oxygen around the body. The main ingredient in normal cigarettes is obviously nicotine, which is also the addictive element – the thing that keeps you coming back for more even when you realise the havoc that smoking is reaping on your body.  Nicotine addiction poses very serious health risks long term, but this is the only component of a cigarette you actually crave – so why bother with all the other harmful substances?


And of course, you’re likely also to be concerned about the ravages of smoking on your appearance – it can lead to increased wrinkles around the eyes, yellowed teeth and stained finger nails. Smoking can also impact on fertility – in both women and men so if you plan to start a family, not only should you consider quitting you’ll also need to encourage your partner to kick the habit too.


The great news if you’re beginning to wonder about the toll of smoking is that the premium e-cigarettes from SMOKO is a modern way of getting that all important nicotine and a much healthier alternative than your traditional cigarette.  While quitting may be the best way, SMOKO have removed all of the harmful carcinogens and toxins contained in standard cigarettes, and have left just four ingredients – glycerol, propylene glycol, flavouring and the important nicotine, making it the next best thing. These ingredients are all pharmaceutical and consumption grade, making an e-cig a smart choice on the way to better health.


Another advantage of the e-cigarette is the option to smoke it indoors, as no harmful toxins or smell is produced. This means that the threat of second hand smoke is completely gone and it is safe for yourself and anyone around you. If you’re out with friends that means no standing outside in the cold and rain for a quick puff while everyone else is inside having fun.


Whether you are on your way to quitting completely, or are just tired of being banished out in the cold wet weather to fix your cravings, SMOKO offer a healthier, more convenient alternative to traditional cigarettes.



Try one of our easy to use cigarette starter kit, and check out our amazing flavours such as absinthe, apple or menthol electronic cigarettes.

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