As per a 2015 study, India ranks 4th in the world in deaths caused due to smoking. The ill effects of smoking on the health cannot be overemphasized. It has a far-reaching effect on the body, right from head to toe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), smoking is the number 1 avoidable cause of death globally. There are over 4,700 harmful chemical compounds that are highly toxic, present in cigarettes and cigarette smoke.
Did you know a frequent middle-aged smoker is likely to die earlier as compared to someone of the same age group who has never smoked? Although the effects of smoking on lungs, heart and skin are widely known, not much information is present on how smoking affects the brain health. Dr. Ashok Hande, Neurosurgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi shares few must-know facts about the effects of smoking on the brain.