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Smoking leads to increased sensitivity to pain.

If for some reason you never quitsmoking, it's time to fulfill our plan. Even despite the results of a recent study, according to which former and current smokers are more sensitive to physical pain than those who did not fall victim to this deadly habit. According to BBC News, researchers from University College London asked more than 220 thousand people to evaluate the level of discomfort that they experience daily. According to the results, those who smoked or smoked in the past scored an average of two points more than those who never smoked.

Smokers are susceptible to stress and other dangerous diseases.

How are cigarettes related to pain?

According to BBC, lead author of the study, OlgaPersky, the key conclusion of the work is that people who have gotten rid of this addiction are still experiencing increased sensitivity to pain. Nevertheless, the reasons why this happens remain unknown. Researchers suggest that perhaps the chemicals in cigarettes can cause permanent tissue damage, which causes pain. In the past, a number of studies have found a link between teenage smoking and back pain, as well as smoking and chronic pain already in adulthood.

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According to the World OrganizationHealth (WHO) in 2018, at least one billion smokers accounted for 7.5 billion people on Earth. At the same time, smoking kills the lives of half of tobacco users. Because of addiction to tobacco, at least 7 million smokers, as well as 1.5 million former smokers, are dying worldwide. Among the diseases associated with tobacco use, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including lung cancer, predominate. Recall that we previously told you about the dangers of electronic cigarettes, which caused a mysterious lung disease among teens and young people in the United States.

Electronic cigarettes are not a good alternative to smoking, as conventional cigarettes are potentially more dangerous.

To understand the effect of cigarettes on pain, scientistsThe subjects were asked about the level of discomfort they experience daily. Results published in Addictive Behaviors magazine show that current and former smokers are more uncomfortable than those who never smoked. Scientists were surprised to find that the youngest age group of 16 to 34 years old suffered the most. Another theory why this happens is the hormonal changes that are caused by the chemicals contained in cigarettes. However, experts do not exclude that smokers are generally more sensitive to pain and discomfort due to neurotic personality traits.

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Be that as it may, this bad habit is connectednot only with lung cancer, but also with cancer of the stomach, bladder and pancreas. Thus, increased sensitivity to pain is practically nothing compared to cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, impotence and infertility.