Category Archives: Smoking / Vaping
Smoking and Its Effects on the Cardiovascular System
There’s no shortage of information regarding smoking and your health. Not only do cigarette packs let you know how bad it can be, but there’s no shortage of anti-smoking and smoking cessation ads on TV and elsewhere. Most of the messaging revolves around the very clear and outward signs of smoking including lung cancer and breathing problems such as COPD. However, smoking also wreaks havoc on the circulatory and cardiovascular system.
When you dig a little deeper and learn more about how smoking affects the cardiovascular system, you can immediately see why it is so detrimental.
Smoking Increases Coronavirus (and Heart Disease) Risk
One of the most interesting takeaways that can be gleaned from the research on coronavirus is that lifestyle choices that negatively affect heart health are also significant risk factors for serious complications due to COVID-19. One of these, in particular, is smoking. It has been well documented over the years and decades that smoking is detrimental to heart health and long-term tobacco use is a leading risk factor for new or worsened cardiovascular disorders. Similarly, the risks of severe complications due to COVID-19 are significantly increased due to the lung damage associated with smoking. Continue reading →