Tobacco use may confer little protection against a few diseases and conditions, as described in the sections below. However, it has an increased risk for many other health problems that can lead to death. Anyhow, let’s take a look at the health benefits of tobacco.
Ulcerative colitis is a serious bowel disease in which the inner lining of one’s colon and rectum can become inflamed and permanently damaged. Some current tobacco smokers have a lower risk for developing ulcerative colitis, compared to non-smokers or ex-smokers.
According to a meta-analysis of cohort and case-controlled studies, smoking may be associated with a lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease. The risk is 41% less for smokers than non-smokers according to the pooled estimates from this research.
Endometrial Cancer and Uterine Fibroids
Researchers have found that smoking cigarettes can reduce the risk of developing cancer in post-menopausal women. The meta-analysis shows that this may especially be true for those who smoke before menopause.
Pre-eclampsia (Hypertension in Pregnancy)
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially serious condition in pregnancy that can lead to high blood pressure, fluid retention, and abnormal kidney function. Smokers are less likely than non-smokers to develop pre-eclampsia.
The prevalence of tobacco smoking is higher among people with psychiatric conditions. The reasons for this are complex and vary between individuals and disorders, but many smokers often perceive their habit to be helpful in relieving or managing a number of symptoms – paranoia, depression, anxiety- which can stem from a variety of mental illnesses including schizophrenia.
Tobacco smoking can be a lifesaver for some women, but not for all. It may reduce the risk of thyroid cancer in men and especially in women and others find no protective effect on this disease at all.
A study has shown that those who smoke have a slightly reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, but also find an increased chance for squamous cells.
Other Possible Health ‘Benefits’
Could cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use protect against mouth ulcers? One study found that smokers were less likely to develop aphthous stomatitis (common mouth ulcers) than non-smokers. However, this effect was only present when there was heavy cigarette smoking or long periods of time (>5 years)- if someone smokes infrequently they might not have any protection at all! Furthermore, the researchers noted a transiently increased incidence of mouth ulcer symptoms in people who quit cigarettes for some reason.
A few studies have found smokers to be immune-system powerhouses. They are less likely than non-smokers, for example, to develop celiac disease and Sjögren’s sicca!
Smokers are less likely to develop altitude sickness than non-smokers, according to a meta-analysis.
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