EFFECTS OF TOBACCO SMOCKING ON IMMUNE SYSTEM

Tobacco Smocking involves inhalation of burned tobacco which contain chemicals , primarily nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive drug in tobacco which is responsible for causing various diseases incuding cancer.

 Tobacco smocking weakens the immune system as it decreases the body’s ability to fight off infection immediately like pneumonia and flu.

It  also lowers the level of essential antioxidants like vitamin C in the bloodstream.  

 Smoking impacts various immune cells like T-helper cells and B-cells .

T cells is responsible for immune tolerance and preventing  autoimmunity whereas B cells are responsible for producing antibodies.

Smocking reduces the function of macrophage which kills microorganisms, creating blockages for pathogen clearance impairing their ability  to detect and eliminate infected or cancerous cells.

Smocking reduces the function of macrophage which kills microorganisms, creating blockages for pathogen clearance impairing their ability  to detect and eliminate infected or cancerous cells.