Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
153 Doctors are Online

What health risks does smoking pose in terms of morbidity and mortality?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2000
Answered : 2530 Questions
What is my risk i smoke to sticks of cigarettes daily whats the risk on health
Fri, 25 May 2018 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It causes all forms of cancer

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

Cigarette smoking is one of the most significant cause of morbidity (illness) and mortality (death). It is associated with most forms of cancer such as lung cancer, oral cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, urinary bladder cancer, breast cancer (even in men), pancreatic cancer among others. In addition cigarette smoking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart attack, peripheral vascular diseases among others.

The research have revealed that cigarette smoke contains almost 400 carcinogens (cancer producing molecules) which affects various organs of body on prolonged exposure.

However it has also been observed that if the smoking is stopped many of these effects get reversed over the years.

I hope this helps you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Psychiatrist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor