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In this report I am going to tell you some of the irreversible health effects of smoking and why some people start smoking Some of the health effects caused by smoking are non-small cell and small cell lung cancer An irreversible health effect is a permanent change in the structure andor function of an organ system or a permanently increased risk of suffering from a disease or some other threat to health Irreversible effects vary in intensity and are related both to the amount and duration of exposure and the age at which the person is initially exposed A risk or effect may diminish over time but it may also increase Even after exposure has ended risk may remain for many years after Smoking causes many diseases and health problems internet source One major health hazard caused by smoking is lung cancer Lung cancer is caused by particulate from tar that gather on the airways of the lungs Another health problem caused by smoking is Bronchitis Tobacco smoke aggravates the membranes lining the bronchial tubes Smoking also causes emphysema pregnancy problems and heart disease 191000 people in the US die of smoking related heart disease in one year Another problem smoking causes is a cataract Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world over 50000000 people suffer from them Smoking may also cause Osteoporosis Osteoporosis decreases bone mass and expands the space between bone cells Some scientists say that smoking may block the intestines ability to absorb calcium If you smoke you have an increased chance of cancer of the bladder and kidney leukemia eye problems and a higher risk of AIDS The chances of a person developing cancer from smoking depends on how long they smoked number of cigarettes smoked per day tar content of the cigarette and how deeply they inhale encyclopediaIn 1995 an estimated 157000 Americans died of lung cancer and 169000 new cases were diagnosed Although the incidence of
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