We are all without exception.. We are exposed to dust and smoke in the air in the streets, and environmental exposure to smoke, air pollution, fumes and dust are among the most prominent factors that lead to respiratory diseases for any living creature, such as allergic diseases in the nose, respiratory infections and asthma, in addition to diseases affecting the eyes, skin and others. What affects inhalers of all ages.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Emadi, consultant and head of the ear, nose and throat department at one of the hospitals in Greater Dubai, stated in one of his research that (the entire respiratory tract, from the nose to the lungs, is more susceptible to allergic diseases transmitted to humans through dust, smoke and environmental effects in the air). .
There is no doubt that the smoking process that produces cigarette smoke is one of the most threatening means for the entire respiratory system, due to the participation of this smoke in the bloodstream that circulates in the lungs and is loaded with oxygen, which represents a life element inside the human body for the breathing process.
Tobacco used in cigarette production has a serious negative impact on lung health, and according to the World Health Organization, tobacco smoke is the first and main responsible for about 40% of lung cancer deaths globally, as this smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals, of which 69 Carcinogenic substance.
The harms of smoking are:
Damage to the lungs and airway: ---
Reducing the flow of air and blood vessels in the lungs, which results in a reduction in the proportion of oxygen, and also causes irritation of the lungs and faltering in its functions that help in permanent lung cleaning.
Feeling of chest tightness and shortness of breath due to lung tissue infections.
The lungs age faster and negatively affect the ability of the defense systems to protect against infection. It also causes mucus to increase and thicken in a way that prevents the lungs from being cleaned, leading to obstruction of the airway.
Destruction of the alveoli, which help in the process of exchanging oxygen gas in the lungs, which leads to stopping the growth of the lungs, and this causes the destruction of a large part of them.
Exposure to disease: ---
Exposure to cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and this appears in...
* An increase in the incidence of colds and coughs.
* Emphysema, which causes fatigue and sometimes depression, chest tightness, weight loss, heart problems and sleep disturbances.
* Exposure to lung cancer, and this is one of the most dangerous diseases that cause the growth of lung tumors.
* Exposure to tuberculosis, which damages the lungs and hinders its functions. (The World Health Organization has added that a quarter of the world's population suffers from this disease).
The effect on asthma patients is significant, and this is shown in..
* Increased absenteeism from work or school.
* Increased exposure to hospital emergency rooms due to severe asthma attacks.
* The rate of exposure to asthma attacks is greater than the normal rate for others.
Effects on the eyes:
Smokers are 16 times more likely than others to suffer from eye diseases from double vision and sudden loss of vision, because smoke affects blood flow to the eye and smoke emits toxic chemicals that irritate the membranes of the eye.
We must pay attention to what we affect our families and our children, and we must be aware and take great care of the safety of yourself and those around you and to prevent exposure to this harmful behavior, not only to yourself, but to the entire environment and the danger you cause in it. Spread awareness of the harmful effects of smoking, try to advocate effective behavior to reduce smoking use...
We are all responsible for those around us.