Tobacco usage causes tremors within hands, reduces neuromuscular coordination, leads to greying of hair, wrinkles on face, halitosis or bad smell, dryness of mouth, periodontal destruction, loss of teeth, and causes pre-cancers and cancers of mouth, said Dr. N Kannan, head, Tobacco Cessation Clinic, Narayana Dental College and Hospital (NDCH).   — Pixabay

 Tobacco utilization causes tremors inside palms, reduces neuromuscular coordination, results in greying of hair, wrinkles on face, halitosis or unhealthy scent, dryness of mouth, periodontal destruction, lack of tooth, and causes pre-cancers and cancers of mouth, mentioned Dr. N Kannan, head, Tobacco Cessation Clinic, Narayana Dental College and Hospital (NDCH). — Pixabay

NELLORE: With 7,000 dangerous chemicals, together with over 200 that trigger most cancers, tobacco is probably the most dangerous plant ever grown by mankind. At least 95 % of individuals with cancers of mouth and lung use tobacco habitually, underlined Dr. N Kannan, head, Tobacco Cessation Clinic, Narayana Dental College and Hospital (NDCH).

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle from time to time of World No Tobacco Day 2022 on Tuesday, he defined that chemicals in tobacco slender down blood vessels within the physique, resulting in elevated blood strain, coronary heart assaults, stroke, power obstructive lung illness and diminished reminiscence.

 

“In addition, these carcinogenic chemicals react with DNA inside our physique cells, forming DNA adducts and mutations, which may trigger cancers of lung, mouth, breast and prostate.

Further, tobacco utilization causes tremors inside palms, reduces neuromuscular coordination, results in greying of hair, wrinkles on face, halitosis or unhealthy scent, dryness of mouth, periodontal destruction, lack of tooth, and causes pre-cancers and cancers of mouth,” the senior physician warned.

He mentioned these modifications happen steadily in some folks and rapidly amongst others, based mostly on their genetic make-up. Many of the genetic modifications are transmitted to subsequent generations, which improve their threat of creating cancers.

 

According to Dr. Kannan, tobacco utilization additionally reduces sperm rely and sperm motility in males and might trigger abortions amongst females.

Importantly, being in presence of a smoker is equally harmful. The passive people who smoke find yourself inhaling lot of dangerous chemicals as second-hand smoke. They are at equal or typically increased threat than people who smoke themselves, based mostly on the amount of smoke inhaled. Residues of tobacco deposited by people who smoke on greens and fruits can get into our physique as third-hand smoke, which may also be very harmful. This is the rationale why fruits or greens must be washed completely earlier than consuming.

 

“We ought to keep away from consuming meals gadgets saved in open, as tobacco residues from people who smoke can get deposited on them. Let us be smart and keep away from tobacco to be more healthy,” Dr. Kannan underlined.

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