Smokers most at risk of fatal diseases: Sana Ullah

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ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – July 7, 2021): Sana Ullah Ghumman, secretary general of the National Heart Association of Pakistan (PANAH), said people addicted to smoking are more likely to be exposed to diseases dangerous.

Sana Ullah Ghumman said in a statement that tobacco use affects the heart, cancer, post-diabetes, impaired blood flow to the kidneys, legs and feet, impaired vision with nervous weakness.

“We must take practical steps to prevent it and protect the health of the nation,” he said.

Sana Ullah Ghumman said, according to the American Lungs Association report, that people who smoke are more likely to die prematurely.

The American Lungs Association made some startling revelations in its report that smoking harms all parts of the human body, including the heart, causing blockages and narrowing of the arteries. When the blood vessels are affected, the risk of stroke increases.

People who smoke daily are more likely to die from lung cancer than other types of cancer because smoking is the main risk factor for lung cancer.

It is responsible for 87 percent of deaths from lung cancer.

Smoking makes pregnancy difficult for women and also affects the health of the baby, including that of the mother.

Smoking during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight. Babies born too early or too young have an increased risk of death with complications.

Asthma is a long-term lung disease, cigarette smoke obstructs the airways, making it difficult for air to pass through your lungs and can cause severe asthma attacks.

Sana Ullah Ghumman said that smokers have a 30 to 40 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Smoking causes diabetes and heart disease, poor blood circulation in the legs and feet (resulting in infection and possible shedding), blindness and nerve damage. Smoking is the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 years of age and older.



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