Second hand smokers are those who smoke, in their own homes, at work and in public places. Smoking should therefore be considered a challenge to society.
Tobacco smoke enters our body either directly or indirectly due to most of the known diseases.
What is Corona and smoking? Increasing coronal mortality and the spread of the virus are mainly among the people with low immunity, respiratory problems, cancer patients, heart disease and diabetes.
To understand coronal resistance, one can understand our immune system. The white blood cells (WBC) comprise about 8 trillion cells of the body. The lymphocytes in it help us to fight off the virus.
There are two groups among them. B cells and T cells (B Cells and T Cells). B cells in it are like military intelligence. The signal is detected by the target. T cells resemble soldiers, and B cells destroy the detected target.
When the virus gets into the body, the B cells in our immune system become dysfunctional, releasing the interferon (a protein that is naturally present in the body and suppressing many germs) and signaling to the T-type Natural Killer cells to destroy the infected cell.
If we lose this balance, we die of the virus. You will find out how much immunity is necessary to get out of the corona.
Smokers’ immunity is affected in two ways
1. Tobacco contains about 7,000 harmful chemicals and chemicals. These substances reduce the number of lymphocytes produced in the marrow or cause functional impairment.
2. Free radical injury or oxidative stress. Free radicals that are caused by chemical reactions in our body are harmful to the cells of the body. They are often used to destroy the body with antioxidants.
Failing that balance can damage our immunity.
Smoking increases the amount of these free radicals. Then the body’s oxidative stress increases and the B cell and T cell function slows down. So smokers will always be less immunity. It’s easy for Corona to subdue them.
In addition, smoking directly interferes with lung function, leading to serious conditions of CVD infection. Smoking of the throat, mouth, and nose is associated with an increased risk of contracting the disease. So let’s quit smoking to escape this pestilence. Then you would have said, have I never smoked so much and stopped doing something? of course.
If you stop smoking,
After 1 hour: Heartbeat begins to normalize.
After 12 hours: Carbon monoxide in the body decreases. Oxygen is normal.
After one day: Heart attack risk decreases. Blood pressure returns to normal.
After two days: the taste and smell get better, the local community increases
After three days: a bit of problems – Nicotine Withdrawal – the feeling of pulling – if you get past it you should think you have crossed the first line.
After one month: lung function begins to improve. Decreasing the cachet
After 1 – 3 months: Blood flow returns to normal.
After 9 months: Lung walls fall back to normal – smokers cough drops.
After 1 year: Heart attack risk halves.
After 5 years: Blood flow reaches almost non-smoker level.
After 10 years: lung cancer rate declines.
After 15 years: Heart attack rates are similar to those of non-smokers.
After 20 years: Mortality rate in non-smokers
The likelihood of developing cancer is half that in five years. Let’s say no to smoking cigarettes on this World Anti-Tobacco Day.
(Correspondent is an Ongo Surgeon at the Caritas Cancer Institute, Kottayam)