英國泌尿科醫生 Marc Laniado 近日公布一份有關吸煙對男性陰莖影響的研究，長年吸煙令陰莖永久「縮水」！他指要令男性陰莖勃起，須有充足血液流動。吸煙令血管栓塞機會較高，引致動脈硬化，陰莖血液的流動也會減慢，香煙內含的化學物可以影響陰莖硬度，例如尼古丁可以引致血管變窄，所以長期吸煙可致「不舉」，陰莖也會縮短。有吸煙人士指年紀愈大，陰莖就變得愈小。Marc Laniado 指出這損害可以是暫時性，亦有可能是永久性的。
別以為只有男煙民的性功能才會受損，Marc Laniado 指出，女性高潮反應亦是因血液流經下體而引起，所以吸煙一樣有可能使高潮反應變慢。根據該研究，各位男女煙民無論是為了身體健康抑或性能力，結論還是及早戒煙為妙。
Smoking cigarettes can make your penis SHRINK, scientists warn
It’s a habit that around 15% of the UK partakes in, but new advice from experts may put you off reaching for a cigarette .
Speaking exclusively to Mirror Online, experts have revealed the effects of smoking on men’s penises , including shrinkage and erectile dysfunction.
Mr Marc Laniado, Harley Street Urologist, explained: “I see erectile dysfunction a great deal.
“To have a firm erection, you need sufficient blood flow. Smokers have a higher incidence of artherosclerosis in all blood vessels, including those in the penis, which can reduce blood flow.
“The chemicals in smoke may also have an effect on firmness; nicotine causes blood vessels to become narrow. This can be temporary or – eventually – permanent.”
Worryingly, smoking cigarettes can also cause the penis to shrink over time.
Mr Laniado explained: ”Often they will say ‘my erection is not so good, I don’t wake up with an erection in the morning as much as I used to or my penis isn’t quite so hard when I’m having sexual relations』.
“But also sometimes people say that their penis is getting shorter as they get older, as smoking stops the blood flowing through the penis, which stops the spontaneous and nightly erections that are needed to stretch the penis and keep it at a good length.
“So in summary smoking can make your penis appear shorter or in fact become shorter.”
And before female smokers get complacent, Mr Laniado added that smoking can also affect their sex lives.
He added: “Women’s arousal is – if you think about it – also affected by blood flow to the area.”