Your Health?

What are the effects smoking has had on your health?

For me! I'm not sure of the effects on the inside. I've been smoking for just over 5 years and it's had a major effect on my teeth. I have those brown marks which I have no idea how to get off I've tried everything (if anyones got any tips please pass them on). My gums have receded badly I have to use special spray on them daily and bits of my teeth just broke off.

To think that I only smoked for that short of a time and that was the effect on my teeth... it's shocking... I'd be scared to see my insides.

What are your effects from smoking?

4 Replies

oldestnewest
  • What are the effects smoking has had on your health?

    For me! I'm not sure of the effects on the inside. I've been smoking for just over 5 years and it's had a major effect on my teeth. I have those brown marks which I have no idea how to get off I've tried everything (if anyones got any tips please pass them on). My gums have receded badly I have to use special spray on them daily and bits of my teeth just broke off.

    To think that I only smoked for that short of a time and that was the effect on my teeth... it's shocking... I'd be scared to see my insides.

    What are your effects from smoking?

    Hi the dentist removed them brown marks for me.. I couldn't not remove them my self as there imbedded in the ridges

  • Only noticeable more in the last two or three years was shortness of breath after lifting or fast walking (running was impossible), and an audible wheeze and rattle in my chest when I breathed (especially when lying down). Plus bad teeth, bad breath, yellow fingers, rubbish gums, pale dry skin, the usual stuff. All at the age of 40.

    The wheeze has long gone, the breathlessness too. Teeth are improving, the other mouth stuff is a slow process! :o

  • I have asthma which was made much, much worse by the fags. I used to have my inhaler with me all the time. I remember having such bad coughing fits, I would nearly throw up - like, every day nearly. I would be wheezy, my chest would rattle, I couldn't run for the bus. I used to wake up in the night coughing, almost every night. If I ever had a cold... jeez, it would knock me out completely, and last for ages. My sense of smell was f***ed.

    And yet I kept smoking! Until one day I started a bout of flu. I remember my last fag, shivering in the garden, feeling dire, couldn't actually breathe in the smoke without coughing my guts up. I looked at the cig in my hand and thought what the hell am I doing? Then I got so ill I could barely breathe at all, had to sleep sitting up, lips going blue, couldn't get more than two or three words out. It hit me like a ton of bricks that smoking related disease would be like that, only permanent. It scared me straight. I haven't smoked since.

    God, I don't miss all that. Happy lungs now!

  • Tbh I hardly had any ill Heath when I smoked I was a 20 30 plus smoker for 15 years.

    Just the main stuff stains smells cold hands feet. Hard to breath but only if I was running ect. Never when docs for nowt never really had a cold etc.

    Me Heath worse since I have up tbh.. Iv test after test still waiting for ECG as the pals got worse since I have up. Iv bin the docs more this last 5 month than I have in the last 10 years

    It sucks but I still don't ever wZnt smoke

You may also like...