Smoking is the act of breathing in or breathing out the smoke of tobacco or drug. We often get aggressive when anyone stops us to smoke, but in reality, it causes harm that is untreatable at all costs. Yes, smoking affects the eggs of a female and creates a problem in inducing pregnancy. Cigarette smoke contains nicotine, cyanide, carbon monoxide, and over carcinogens, and these toxin-reactive species intend to damage the fragile eggs in the woman’s body and can eventually lead to the state of ‘miscarriage’, if the egg is fertilized by the sperm, and can lower the chance of pregnancy.
Smoking is a known risk factor for several health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. However, it is also important to understand how smoking affects women’s reproductive health, particularly the quality of their eggs. In this article, we will discuss how smoking affects the eggs of a female.
Female Reproductive System
Before we delve into the effects of smoking on eggs, let us first briefly discuss the female reproductive system. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, and these eggs are stored in the ovaries. Each month, one of these eggs is released from the ovary and travels down the fallopian tube, where it may be fertilized by a sperm. If fertilization occurs, the egg implants itself in the uterus, where it grows into a baby.