Why Smoking Affect Your Immunity System? World No Tobacco Day: Increases Risk Covid: WHO

Why Smoking Affect Your Immunity System

Smoking affects your Immunity system, physically, mentally and emotionally as well as socially and socially. The World Health Organization (WHO) is sponsoring the 31st World Tobacco Day to raise awareness and awareness of the health risks associated with tobacco. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said smokers had a 50 per cent higher risk of developing COVID-19 and dying. Since 1987, the WHO has encouraged governments to take effective measures to reduce smoking. 

Why Smoking Affect Your immunity System? World No Tobacco Day: increases Risk Covid: WHO

If you smoke tobacco, it's high time to squash it and throw it away, as health experts warned on Sunday that it puts you at a higher risk of COVID-19 and compromises your body's immunity. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said smokers had a 50 per cent higher risk of developing serious illnesses and dying from the virus. According to experts, smoking impairs lung function, reduces immunity and makes it harder for the body to fight various diseases. 

In general, smokers suppress and disrupt the immunity system by forming non-specific immunity defense mechanisms in the body such as natural killer cells, mast cells and macrophages, according to Anshuman Kumar, Director of Surgery Oncology at the Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in New Delhi. Smoking also slows down the formation of specific defense mechanisms made up of cellular T cells, B cells and humoral circulating antibodies, he added. JB Sharma, Hod Senior Consultant in Medical Oncology at Action Cancer Hospital in New Delhi said COVID-19 affects lung health and affects lung health and chronic smokers are at higher risk due to their severity. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, tobacco consumption is a major risk factor for four non-communicable diseases: cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes. Among these, tobacco smoking affects the gums, which can lead to multiple gum disease. Smokers are six times more likely than non-smokers to develop oral cancer than non-smokers to develop it, told the IANS news agency. They are also three to six times more likely to develop gum disease and periodontitis, as they reduce the blood supply to the gums. 

Tobacco cessation therapy can be divided into two parts: psychotherapy and drug therapy. Experts have found that smokers need to see counsellors and mental health experts to provide smoking cessation counselling to help them quit this unhealthy habit. Vaishakhi Mallik, deputy director of public education campaign Vital Strategies, criticizes tactics that highlight the health benefits of tobacco use to support efforts to contain the tobacco epidemic. Nicotine gum is available to control the urge to smoke, but only if counseling from a mental health expert is available, Kumar said. 

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