Smokers who have scored low in the cognitive assessment tests can also have problems with their memory, visual-spatial skills, attention, and language. They are also risk factors for TIA or transient ischemic attack, a warning sign that a bigger stroke can happen.
A large number of people die prematurely each year due to tobacco abuse with a great number of them from cardiovascular diseases. Smoking can cause plaque to build up in arteries, increases the risk for blood clots, elevates blood pressure to make your heart work harder, and can reduce the oxygen in the blood.
Being smoke-free can greatly increase not only your chances of lengthening and improving the quality of your life, but also of those people around you. You will be surprised at the number of people who died from respiratory ailments caused by second-hand smoke.
Smoke cessation must be done to help people protect their brain from stroke and mental decline and to prevent the death of four million people every year who died from smoking-related diseases.