Sure, the recent news that the number of U.S. adults who smoke has reached an all-time low is music to our ears. But all of our tobacco-related health woes are not solved quite yet.
Scientists have linked the smoking of cigarettes specifically to the development of several serious cancers, heart disease, routine infections, anxiety and depression. While the toxic chemicals and heavy metals consumed during smoking are to blame for these destructive health risks, nicotine — the substance that makes smoking so addictive — is often disruptive to another aspect of health entirely: sleep. Smoking regularly can wreak havoc on the body’s natural sleep routine, and some of that damage cannot be undone.
Click here for six ways smoking destroys the quality of your sleep.