Wellness - Preventive Care | 0-18 yrs

The Harmful Effects Of Smoking


The next time you reach out for the nearest cigarette to have a smoke, think again. For tobacco smoke is extremely bad for your health and can cause a number of health problems.

Smoking can lead to the weakening of the heart thereby increasing the risk of a heart attack, the lungs fail to perform at their full capacity, there are visible stain marks on the teeth, and the bones become weak.

Go through this ClipBook that looks at the harmful effects of smoking and also looks at tips to quit smoking.


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Smoking Leads To Wrinkles And Skin Problems

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How Does Smoking Cause Heart Disease?

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Smoking Affects Your Lungs

Smoking causes significant changes in your lungs and airways. Some changes are sudden, lasting just a short time. Colds and pneumonia are examples of this. Other, more chronic changes happen slowly and can last a lifetime — like emphysema. Read th...

Myths About Smoking

You know smoking is bad for you. That’s been well-known for decades. But you might still be surprised at just what it does by reading through this article that looks at some common myths about smoking.

Tips And Methods To Quit Smoking

Several methods are available to assist those who decide to quit smoking such as prescription smoking cessation aids, behavioural modification and self-help literature to quit smoking, and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). By smoking, you can ca...

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