Are you a smoker? If not, do you know someone who is? Most people know that smoking can cause a lot of health problems and can affect many diseases that you might already have. Do you want to quit smoking, or help someone you know quit?
Q Why is smoking so bad for you?
You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but do you know why? For starters, cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Many of these chemicals are toxic to humans, and at least 70 of them are known to cause cancer.
The most common lung disease caused by smoking is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This disease makes it hard for you to breathe since tobacco smoke damages and destroys parts of your lung. As the disease gets worse, your breathing can get so bad that you will not be able to work or enjoy the kind of life that you once enjoyed. COPD can also lead to early death.