Cardiovascular System and the Side Effects of Smoking Upon it

Misbah Atta, Ali Husnain, Khushba Khalid

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Cardiovascular system faces multiple issues and is affected badly by smoking. Particularly smoking alters normal Blood Pressure (B.P) levels, hardens the arteries and disrupts normal heart functions. Thus smoking exposes the person to multiple diseases. However these issues are not only caused by smoking but as well by the dip or chew which is smokeless tobacco. Multiple studies have proved that smoking leads to increase in blood pressure. This rise in blood pressure occurs quickly. American lung Association have proved that blood pressure elevates instantaneously even after the first puff.

Keywords:  Smoking, Nicotine, Cardiac issues, Hypertension, Heart failure


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