Showing posts with label smoking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smoking. Show all posts

Friday, June 10, 2022

People who smoke have a higher risk of heart failure

 According to research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to develop heart failure.

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The researchers investigated the link between smoking and various types of heart failure.

The medical records of 9,000 Americans were examined for this purpose.

According to research, even after quitting smoking, people's risk of heart failure remains high for decades.

These findings, according to the researchers, highlight the importance of quitting smoking.

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood in response to the body's needs, raising the risk of complications and death.

In addition to smoking, other risk factors for heart failure include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary heart disease.

The study examined the health of people whose data was examined for 13 years, during which time 1,215 out of 9,000 people were diagnosed with heart failure.

Researchers discovered that smokers are 2.28 times more likely to suffer from heart failure.

Research has stated that daily cigarette consumption increases the risk of heart failure.

According to him, when the data of people who had quit smoking for many years were analyzed, it was discovered that their risk of heart failure is also extremely high.

However, after more than thirty years of abstinence, the risk is comparable to that of the average individual.

The findings were published in the medical journal Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

What is the impact of smoking on the environment?


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According to the WHO, cigarette products include 7000 hazardous compounds that wind up in nature after being discarded. At a cost to taxpayers of millions of dollars. 

Smoking is not only harmful for your health, but also for the environment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In a recent research titled "Tobacco: Poisoning Our Planet," the WHO estimates that tobacco production and consumption costs more than eight million lives, 600 million trees, 200,000 hectares of land, 22 billion tonnes of water, and releases roughly 84 million tonnes of climate-damaging carbon dioxide (CO2). The amount of CO2 emitted equal to the annual emissions of around 17 million gasoline-powered cars.

On World No Tobacco Day today, WHO head for health promotion Rüdiger Krech claimed that tobacco products included more than 7,000 harmful substances that were discharged into the environment when discarded. 

Every year, around 4.5 trillion cigarette filters end up in oceans, rivers, pavements, floors, and beaches.

Almost always, taxpayers, not industry, bear the cost of cleaning up abandoned cigarette products. This costs China $2.6 billion per year and India $766 million each year. Germany's costs are estimated to be more than 200 million dollars, according to WHO estimates (186 million euros).
Countries and localities have asked the tobacco industry to take responsibility for the disposal of cigarette residues, according to WHO. Furthermore, policymakers should consider prohibiting the use of cigarette filters. These contained microplastics, which contribute significantly to plastic pollution. Their health benefits, however, have not been demonstrated, according to the WHO.

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