Shocking Facts About Smoking

Posted by Krishna Bora on Tue, Mar 18, 2014  
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Who could have thought that this blog would come out of this prestigious website, and who could have thought that there is more to smoking, than just the hazard of lung cancer. There are some shocking facts about smoking, which work positively towards your health. Here are those facts:

1. Smoking lowers risk of knee-replacement surgery

A surprising result of a study shows that smoking could help avoiding a knee surgery.

In a study done by the University of Adelaide in Australia, it was predicted that the knee-replacement surgery is done most commonly in joggers, and mostly those who are obese. Smokers do not go out for jogging, and hence reduce the risks of an expensive surgery. Not just that, tobacco helps to prevent joint and cartilage deterioration as well.


2. Smoking lowers risk of Parkinson's disease

Researchers from the Harvard University were among the first to show evidences that smokers were less likely to suffer from Parkinson's. In a study published in Neurology in March 2007, these researchers showed their observations of the study, and however, failed to provide any scientific reason for it.


3. Smoking lowers risk of obesity

Smoking, particularly tobacco smoking, is a hunger suppressant. It helps to suppress cravings for food and calories. Hence, it helps to watch your weight and prevent obesity.


4. Smoking lowers risk of death after some heart attacks

In comparison with the non-smokers, smokers who have had heart attacks seem to have lower mortality rates. But the logic is that smoking scars the arteries of their body, forming cholesterol in them, which causes them have a heart attack in an early age, and which would help them to cope with the heart attack sooner and better. However, no alternative theories have been put forward to it.


5. Smoking helps the heart drug clopidogrel work better

Clopidogrel is a drug prescribed to inhibit blood clots for patients suffering from coronary artery disease leading to strokes and heart attacks. It was mentioned that something in cigarette smoke activates certain proteins called cytochromes, which convert clopidogrel into a more active state.


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