Smoking is bad for your health, no doubt about it.
At this point, we’ve all been hearing about the dangers of smoking for decades.
Cigarettes have all sorts of negative effects, from fairlymild ones like premature aging, to truly lethal health risks, which include cancer, emphysema, and risks to unborn children in pregnant women.
Despite all of the information out there about the dangers of smoking, about 40 million Americans are still lighting up.
There are a lot of reasons that people keep smoking even when they know the dangers.
The most potent reason is addiction, but it’s also likely that people in general respond more strongly to visualproofof the effect smoking has.
That’s why adramatic photo recently posted to Reddit is going viral; it shows exactly what happens when cigarette smoke filters through a home for twenty years. Needless to say, the results are disturbing.
Scroll through below to see the dramatic photo that started it all, and the other scary side effects smoking can have.
Fortunately, there’s a lot of stuff you can do reverse the negative effects of smoking, especially if you take the big first step and quit.
You can’t reverse all of the damage of smoking to your body, but quitting sooner rather than later immediately lowers your risk of cancer and emphysema, and improves your ability to reverse mild effects like lines and yellow teeth.
Meanwhile, if you’re house is full of smoke stains, it might be time to scrub your walls, throw open the windows and doors, and trade in your couch for a smoke-free model.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about quitting smoking, check out Smokefree, and don’t forget toSHARE this important image to highlight all of the smoking side effects that sometimes go unnoticed.
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