Carbon monoxide and nicotine are harmful gases that you inhale when you smoke. Once you inhale it, it is transferred to your bloodstream. Carbon monoxide along with nicotine decreases the amount of oxygen carried by red blood cells. Carbon monoxide and nicotine also increases the amount of cholesterol deposited in the inner line of the arteries overtime which causes the arteries to harden. This leads to heart disease, artery disease and possible heart attack. Both combination of Carbon monoxide and Nicotine can lead to adverse effects on various system of our body. Learn more about the negative effects and side effects of carbon monoxide and nicotine on our body.
Carbon monoxide in smoker’s body.
Carbon monoxide is poisonous, colorless and odorless gas that is produced by carbon containing fuel burn incompletely. When carbon monoxide enters lungs through breathing it enters the bloodstream and gets converted into Carboxyhemoglobin which is transported to the bloodstream. Once this happens the oxygen cannot bind with the same receptor.
Carbon monoxide quickly connects with the blood receptor and is slow to be eliminated from the body. It takes a day to breathe out all the carbon monoxide inhaled. Abundant carbon monoxide in the body can starve us of oxygen making it difficult to breathe and this can be fatal in the long run.
Carbon monoxide causes:
Lack of oxygen forces the heart to work harder to supply oxygen to the body . This reduced the oxygen carrying capacity and the nutrient carrying capacity because of the reduced blood floe to other parts of the body. This makes you feel tired and exhausted.
Learn more about Nicotine
Nicotine is a dangerous and highly addictive chemical. It can cause an increase in blood pressure, increase in blood flow to the heart and, increase in heart rate and narrowing of arteries. Nicotine may also contribute to the hardening of arterial walls which can lead to heart attack . this can stay in your blood for 6 – 8 hours depending on how often you smoke. Also with most addictive substances there are side effects of withdrawal . And some E-cigarettes and new versions of tobacco products deliver more nicotine.
SECOND HAND SMOKE:
Smokers aren’t the only one affected by tobacco smoke. Second hand smoke or vapor is a serious health hazard to non-smokers especially children . Non smokers who have blood pressure and high blood cholesterol have more chances of developing heart disease when exposed to smoke. Second hand tobacco smoke contributes to thousand of premature heart disease and lung cancer leading to death. Studies show high risk of developing heart disease who have been exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at office or home. Second hand smoke promotes respiratory illness like allergic rhinitis and asthma . Children of smokers are at higher risk than children of non smokers
Cigarettes and tobacco smoke are the biggest danger to life and can cause many health problems . It is better to quit smoking entirely from the root .Don’t spend the rest of your life addicted .Many people have stop smoking by crashing and you can be one of them. If you do not wish to stop smoking for your health stop it for your family , friends and children .
A word from TRUCARE TRUST
Carbon monoxide is one of the hazardous compounds in the cigarette smoke. Till date there are more than 7000 chemical compounds in smoke out of which 70 are carcinogenic to the body and need to be taken care of.
If you are still smoking , its time to resolve to quit smoking. So stop smoking . Others have done it, you can also do it provided you are committed and dedicated to do so .
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