Dangers of smoking and lung cancer

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone any longer that smoking is incredibly dangerous, very risky, and potentially deadly.

The amount of people that have died from cancers related to smoking is absolutely astronomical, and because of the general popularity of smoking in the past, most everyone has – or will be – related or know of someone that has died due to complications from smoking or lung cancer caused by smoking.

At the same time, the initial educational push that really helped to curb smoking habits in the past is no longer quite as predominant as it used to be. If you’d like to know a little bit more about the dangers of smoking and the dangers of lung cancer, we are going to include some detail that you may or may not be aware of.

Tobacco products are loaded with carcinogens and toxic chemicals

Tobacco in itself isn’t as dangerous or as disruptive to the human body as it is after it has been processed by big tobacco companies that include all kinds of carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) and other toxins that really wreak havoc on the human body.

Of the more than 7000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, more than 250 are known to be harmful – and about 70 of those chemicals have been linked directly to cancer.

We’ve long known that tobacco products cause lung cancer

Some of the chemicals that are released when tobacco products are burned and then inhaled include:

  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Hydrogen Cyanide
  • Nickel
  • Vinyl Chloride

… And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Each and every one of those that we mentioned above (and dozens and dozens of other chemicals released in tobacco smoke) have proven to be carcinogenic, or to cause cancer in the human body.

When you are flooding your lungs with tobacco smoke on a regular basis, you invite all of this risk into your body!

Here are of the lung cancer symptoms that you may have to live with

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous and deadly of all the cancers that you are going to have to contend with, and it is more commonly than not brought on upon by smoking.

Because we all need oxygen to live – and because all of your oxygen is going to be filtered through your lungs – carcinogens that are built up inside your lungs are going to be pushed into your bloodstream and then shuttled all throughout the body.

Cancer in the lungs is likely to spread throughout the rest of your body, and that’s when you are going to have to deal with significant dangers and potential deadly side effects stemming from this condition.