Smoking used to be a symbol of masculinity. Whether it's the cold Sherlock Holmes or the powerful sailor, the pipes in their hands are symbols of sexiness. Behind the cigarette, it is not wisdom that overflows, but power. However, with the development of male science to this day, a large amount of medical evidence has accumulated that smoking addiction not only does not promote male sexiness, but is also the number one killer of sexual function.
2/3 of ED patients are smokers
Professor Wang Xiaofeng, the candidate chairman of the andrology branch of the Chinese Medical Association and the director of the urology department of Peking University People's Hospital, told the Life Times that many scientific facts and clinical phenomena confirmed that smoking addiction had a very bad effect on male function. It is not an exaggeration to say that more than two-thirds of patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) are smokers.
Professor Wissinger from the University of Vienna, Austria, confirmed that a person's function and reproductive ability are closely related to smoking. People who regularly smoke, especially those who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day, have significantly lower libido than non-smokers and have much less sexual activity than non-smokers
In 2007, a new study led by Dr. Jiang He (transliteration) from the School of Public Health of Tulane University in New Orleans, the United States, proved that whether there are basic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, tobacco addicted men are extremely prone to progressive ED. Researchers surveyed 4763 Chinese men aged 35-74 who did not have vascular disease and had sexual activity in the past 6 months. The results showed that male smokers had a 41% higher risk of ED compared to non smokers, with a clear dose-response relationship, meaning that the more addicted they were, the higher the ED risk. Compared to non-smokers, men who smoke 10 cigarettes a day are 27% more likely to develop ED, while those who smoke 11-20 cigarettes a day are 45% more likely to develop the disease. A daily smoking habit of over 20 cigarettes increases the probability of developing ED by over 65%.
In addition, smoking addiction affects many men. Li Hongjun, the chief physician of the urology department at Beijing Union Medical College Hospital, pointed out that cigarettes not only inhibit the secretion of male hormones (androgens), but also promote the accumulation of female hormones (estrogens) in the body, directly causing pain to sperm and damaging the softest young chicks in life. According to an article published in the authoritative American magazine "Fertility and Infertility", smoking addiction can reduce the sperm density of healthy men by 23.8%. When the concentration of nicotine in tobacco is ≥ 1mmol/L, the vitality and fertilization ability of sperm significantly decrease.