Health Library Explorer
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A-Z Listings Contact Us
Related Reading
Translate

Health Tip: When Athletes Smoke

(HealthDay News) -- Among the many reasons for kids to stay away from tobacco: it can significantly affect performance if you're an athlete.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains how:

  • Tobacco can cause extra strain on your heart from narrowed blood vessels caused by nicotine.

  • Tobacco can damage lungs, decreasing oxygen that muscles need to function well.

  • Tobacco can increase shortness of breath.

  • Tobacco can slow running speed and hinder your ability to run longer distances.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 10/23/2013
Copyright ©2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Powered By Krames StayWell
Copyright © Krames StayWell except where otherwise noted.
About Us
  • Follow Us On:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Health Hub
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  •  
  • Bookmark and Share
© Brigham and Women's Hospital | 75 Francis Street, Boston MA 02115 | 617-732-5500