Health Tip: When Athletes Smoke10/23/13
(HealthDay News) -- Among the many reasons for kids to stay away
from tobacco: it can significantly affect performance if you're an
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains
- 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
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