7. You would not like to have Emphysema
In addition to lung cancer, smoking causes many other lung problems like emphysema, a swelling and rupturing of the lung’s air sacs that reduces the lungs’ capacity to take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. In extreme cases, a tracheotomy allows patients to breathe. An opening called tracheostoma is cut in the windpipe (see image) and it can be used a ventilator to force air into the lungs .
Chronic bronchitis creates a build-up of pus-filled mucus, resulting in a painful cough, breathing difficulties and dizziness because of the oxygen deficiency in the blood.
8. You should not open the door to painful Osteoporosis
Carbon monoxide (CO), the main poisonous gas in car exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke, binds to blood easier and faster than oxygen, reducing the vital oxygen-carrying power of heavy smokers’ blood by as much as 15 percent. As a result, smokers’ blood contains always less oxygen than needed by a healthy body and smokers’ bones lose density, fracture more easily, fractures may be hardly detectable but always very painful and take up to 80 percent longer to heal. Smokers may also be more susceptible to back problems: one study shows that industrial workers who smoke are five times as likely to experience back pain after a minor injury.