Tobacco on average takes away 10 years of life by raising the risk of these serious health conditions.

  Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  Several Types of Cancer
  • Lung
  • Throat
  • Mouth
  • Esophagus
  • Pancreas
  • Bladder
  • Cervix
  • Leukemia
  Respiratory Diseases
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  Other Diseases
  • Tobacco smoke also affects many other diseases such as diabetes, vascular disease and osteoporosis
  Other Health Effects
  • Gum and tooth disease
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Reduced ability to taste foods and drinks
  • Wrinkles
  • Yellow teeth  

Tobacco’s Effects on Others

Smoking can be deadly to the people around you. Loved ones who inhale your cigarette smoke could suffer in these ways:
  • Everyone around you is more likely to have lung cancer.
  • Children near you are more likely to have sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), asthma, lung problems and ear infections.
  • Unborn babies are more likely to have cleft palate and other birth defects, premature birth, low birth weight and other health problems.