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The risks of young people smoking

Smoking can cause short and long term effects, therefore the longer and the higher the quantity you’re smoking the more chance you will start seeing the effect below.

Short-term Risks

  • Stained teeth, periodontal disease, including tooth loss.
  • Chronic coughing, increased phlegm, emphysema and bronchitis as well as being more susceptible to influenza.
  • Mild airway obstruction, reduced lung function and slowed growth of lung function.
  • Shortness of breath and phlegm.
  • A resting heart rate that is two to three beats per minute faster than non-smoker’s.
  • Hearing loss, vision problems and increased headaches.
  • Bad breath and reduced sense of smell.
  • Homes, cars and clothes smell of smoke.

Long-term Risks

  • Increased risk for heart disease.
  • Increased risk for chronic lung disease.
  • Increased risk for lung and other cancers.

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