By- Elizabeth Richard
Students of the Federal Polytechnic Bida have been urged to shun smoking as it affects their mental and psychological well being adversely.
A medical Doctor Federal Medical Center(F.M.C) Bida Dr Adeniji Akeem Oladiran who stated this in an interview said that smoking of cigarettes, marijuana, tobacco and others influences a person’s mental and psychological well being adversely.
According to him, smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general.
The medical Doctor explained that smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and can cause cancer almost everywhere in the body including cancer of the bladder, lung, blood, kidney ,stomach, liver amongst others.
He further noted that smoking also increases the risk of still birth, low birth weight, SIDs, ectopic pregnancy, orofacial left in infant, weak bones, tooth loss and many more.