Modern doctors and health organizations speak only about negative effects of smoking saying less or even nothing about health benefits of it.
1. Smoking helps to fight obesity
Nicotine, the main substance of tobacco smoke, helps to suppress appetite. This nicotine feature is known since the discovery of America as native Americans shared this secret with Europeans. When tobacco companies began to produce cigarettes, they were targeting particularly women claiming that smoking will make them thinner. Nicotine has a double action on the body, as it acts both like appetite suppressant and stimulant. Smoking activates behavior modification that makes smokers eat less. Besides this, tobacco use may make food less tasty.
2. With smoking Clopidogrel works better
Clopidogrel is a heart medication used to reduce blood clots in people who suffer from coronary artery disease and other circulatory diseases. Studies demonstrated that smoking 10 cigarettes a day helps Clopidogrel do its job much better.
However, scientists cannot say exactly what namely in tobacco smoke turns Clopidogrel into a more active state
3. Smokers may avoid knee-replacement surgery
A study demonstrated that smokers are at lower risks for undergoing total joint replacement surgery than non-smokers. What the causes of this? Obese people and joggers are those who most of all need knee-replacement surgery, but smokers do not make sports and jog rarely. Also scientists found that the nicotine in tobacco helps to prevent joint deterioration and cartilage.
4. Lower mortality rates after some heart attacks
Among smoking people who have had heart attacks there is reported lower mortality rates than in non-smokers. Moreover, smokers have more favorable responses to some therapies which help to remove plaque from their arteries. The talk is about angioplasty and fibrinolytic therapy. Scientists suppose that the main reason for that is the younger age of smokers, because they have their first heart attack approximately 10 years before non-smokers.
5. Lower risks for Parkinson's disease
A lot of studies demonstrated a connection between smoking and Parkinson's disease. One of recent studies found that the more years the man is smoking, the better protective barrier he has. Studies showed that protective effects do disappear when smokers quit.