Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes numerous ailments and impacts health in general. Worldwide, smoking causes 7 million deaths each year and is one of the leading preventable cause of death.
Research and studies have shown that smoking increases the risk:
- for coronary heart disease and stroke by 2 to 4 times
- of men developing lung cancer by 25 times
- of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times
- of diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost
Cardiologists at Aster Clinic, Dubai have reiterated enough for the healing effects of quitting smoking on the body. However, in order to quit smoking, one must understand the harmful effect of smoking on the body, particularly on the heart and blood vessels.