IF you are looking for more reasons to quit smoking or get your teens to stay away from ciggies, well… maybe this will help.
Certain lifestyle habits like smoking can cause your manhood to shrink as well leads to ageing and weight gain.
We often read about the dangers of smoking and a shrinking 4-5 is one of them.
According to a BBC report, preliminary findings of a study of 200 male volunteers by researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine show men who smoked were likely to have a shorter erect 4-5.
Smoking is believed to damage blood vessels, inhibiting the blood flow to the 4-5. It may also effect elastin, a substance needed to obtain an erection.
The researchers believe this is because smoking inhibits blood flow, preventing the penis from stretching, which might reduce penis length.
Chemicals from the cigarette can injure the blood vessels in the 4-5, preventing the it from filling with blood and stretching. If the blood vessels are damaged, the 4-5 will not achieve an erection.
According to a 2017 study reported in the BJU International, smoking is also associated with erectile dysfunction.