The Effects of Teenage Smoking.

Despite knowing that smoking habits can have a very bad impact on the health of the body, in reality there are still many people who smoking. In fact, many teenagers who are interested in smoking. According to a study, the effects of teenage smoking can cause significant damage to blood vessels is produced.

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Teenagers aged 17 years who had smoked more than 100 cigarettes or consumed 10 glasses of alcohol tended to have harder and stiffer blood vessels. In fact, hardening of the arteries is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, and early death.

The results of which were published in a journal titled European Heart Journal, 1,266 teenagers enrolled in the Parents and Children of Avon Longitudinal Study were involved. These teenagers then checked their health data from 2004 to 2008, including the habit of smoking and drinking alcohol at the age of 13 years, 15 years and 17 years.

The researchers also checked the rigidity of adolescent artery walls by using a device that can measure heart rate and blood travel between the carotid arteries in the neck and the femoral arterial vessels in the legs. The faster the pulse wave shows this equipment, the worse the health condition and elasticity of the blood vessels.

The 17-year-old teenager who has smoked more than 100 cigarettes tends to have a pulse wave speed of 3.7 percent faster than a 17-year-old who smokes 20 cigarettes. Meanwhile, those who consume alcohol up to 10 glasses a day have a speed of 4.7 percent faster. If this teenager likes smoking and drinking alcohol, this speed is increasing.

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