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How can tobacco smoke affect physical activity?
- Carbon monoxide found in tobacco smoke binds to red blood cells allowing less oxygen to reach muscle cells.
- Exposure to tobacco smoke can cause scar tissue and fats to build up inside blood vessels, which means your heart has to work harder to pump blood throughout the body.
- Young men and women who smoke are twice as likely to experience exercise-related injuries than those who don’t smoke.