Health Benefits of Smoking

Today we are going to talk about health benefits of smoking. Who says cigarettes are so bad, aside from World Health Organisation, Food and Drug Administration, Disease Control and Prevention Centers and pretty much every other medical board and association on planet earth?

But if smokers are fortunate enough to dodge all that cancer , heart disease, emphysema and the like, they’ll be uniquely protected against a handful of diseases and afflictions — for reasons mostly unexplained by science.

Call it a silver lining in their otherwise blackened lungs. While long-term smoking is often a premature death ticket, there are few potential smoking benefits as well.

Smoking reduces the risk of surgery for knee replacement

While smokers can go out to buy a pack of cigarettes, at least by avoiding knee replacement surgery they can save money. Surprising findings from a recent analysis have found that people who smoke were less at risk than men who never smoked.

In the June issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism the study, from the University of Adelaide in Australia says that  Knee replacement surgery became more common in joggers and obese people; smokers are never jogging and are less vulnerable to obesity.

The researchers were lost after testing for age , weight, and exercise to explain the the obvious yet limited preventive impact of smoking for osteoporosis. It might help to prevent cartilage and joint deterioration by nicotine in tobacco.

Smoking lowers risk of Parkinson’s disease

Several studies have found that smoking and Parkinson’s disease are inextricably linked. Long-term smokers are still shielded from Parkinson’s.

In a March 2010 edition of the Neurology journal the new research was released. Such studies find that the amount of years they have been smoking is more significant for the preventive impact than the number of cigarettes consumed everyday.

Harvard scientists were among the first to show that smokers were less vulnerable to Parkinson ‘s growth. The researchers noticed that the shielding influence reduces after smokers quit smoking.And they concluded that in their specific scientific manner, they did not have a clue as how to explain this.

Smoking lowers risk of obesity

Smoking — and particularly tobacco nicotine — suppresses your appetite. This is known for hundreds of years, starting from the pre-Columbus period in America. Tobacco firms caught on this opportunity by the 1920s and started to target people with the lure of being slim.

A study published in Physiology & Behavior’s July 2011 edition actually shows that the inevitable increase in weight when quitting smoking is a major barrier to getting people to stop themselves, only second to addiction.

There is a somewhat complex connection between smoking and weight management: Nicotine itself serves as both a stimulant and a suppressant; and smoking causes behaviour adjustments that contribute to eat less for smokers. Smoking will also make food less savory and reduce hunger for certain smokers. Nicotine tends to be an appetite suppressant, at least in rodents, on the portion of the brain named hypothalamus, as seen by a report released by Yale researchers at the Science newspaper on 10 June 2011.

Because of the accompanying toxic baggage of cigarettes, no respectable doctor would recommend smoking for weight control. However, this recent Yale study offers hope that obese persons can manage their appetite by using a safe diet.

Smoking lowers risk of death after some heart attacks

Relative to non-smokers, the fibrinolytic treatment, primarily drugs, and angioplastic treatment, which eliminates the plaque by injection of ballons and stents into the artery, tend to have lower death levels and a more beneficial reaction to two forms of therapy to extract plaque from their arteries.

However, there is a catch. The reason that smoking attacks the arteries is caused by smoke, which first allows fat and plaque to grow. One theory, then, as to why smokers do better than non-smokers after such treatments is that smokers are about 10 years younger than non-smokers when they suffer their first heart attack.

A study released in the American Heart Journal of August 2005 shows that age alone is not adequate to adequately justify the longevity disparities and “the smoker’s paradox is alive and well.”


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