There is a reason that smokers have trouble quitting the dangerous habit, and that is because smoking is highly addictive. On a psychological level, smoking causes feel-good chemicals in the brain to be released, similar to the effects of heroin and morphine on the brain, and physiologically, nicotine is very addictive, and withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable. While there may be some so-called benefits of smoking, the negative effects far outweigh any benefit. Tobacco is extremely dangerous for your health and is the number one cause of lung disease, and lung disease is a leading cause of death.
Effects Of Smoking On Your Respiratory System
Lung disease is preventable. By avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking, and toxic environments and your lungs are likely to remain healthy over a lifetime. Smokers, including second-hand smokers, are very likely to experience numerous health issues and are also more likely to contract a non-reversible lung disease such as emphysema, which destroys your air sacs, chronic bronchitis, which is the permanent inflammation of the lining of your lungs, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a collection of lung diseases, and lung cancer. If you are attempting to quit smoking and are experiencing discomfort in your lungs, you may want to consult with your physician, but note that such discomfort is common among symptoms of withdrawal, and a normal sign that your lungs and airways are on the road to recovery and healing.