The World Health Organization (WHO) records that there are about 1 billion people in the world who smoke, 200 million of whom are women.Nearly 1.5 million of these women die each year from tobacco consumption.
In both men and women, smoking increases the risk of various types of cancer ranging from lung, mouth, esophagus, larynx, bladder, pancreas, and kidneys. Especially for women, smoking also increases the risk of cervical cancer.
Smoking also affects menstruation, especially severe premenstrual symptoms and increased cramps. It also affects fertility, causing delays or challenges during pregnancy.
Smoking during pregnancy harms the fetus. Carbon monoxide in tobacco damages fetal tissue, while nicotine causes the baby's heart rate to increase.
Smoking accelerates menopause. This is because the nicotine content interferes with the blood supply to the ovaries, thereby reducing its function of producing the hormone estrogen.
Quitting smoking is very difficult. It would be better if we reduce it little by little. Don't forget to always check our health conditions by routinely doing medical check-ups at the Pramita Clinical Laboratory.