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Cigarette Smoke Affects Your Body

Smoking Causes Cancer1 of the:

  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Trachea
  • Esophagus
  • Throat
  • Lungs
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Cervix
  • Bone marrow and blood2

By the Numbers

440,000 people die prematurely in the United States each year due to smoking cigarettes or being exposed to cigarette smoke3 of these:

  • 40% die from cancer
  • 35% die from heart disease or stroke
  • 25% die from lung disease

Smoking also affects your:

  • Autoimmune System
    • Chrohn’s Disease4
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis5
  • Bones
    • Osteoporosis6
    • Bone Loss7
  • Heart
    • Plaque Buildup in Your Arteries8
    • Aneurysms9
    • Coronary Heart Disease10
    • Heart Attack11
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease12
    • Stroke13
  • Blood
    • Increased Blood Pressure14
    • Changes to Blood Chemistry15
    • Thickened Blood Vessels16
  • Vision
    • Macular Degeneration17
    • Optic Nerve Damage18
    • Blindness19
  • Lungs
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease20
    • Emphysema21
    • Chronic Bronchitis22
    • Pneumonia23

Sources

  1. http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/pdfs/consumer.pdf
  3. http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/osh.htm
  4. http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/10232/QnA/19275/Crohns_disease.aspx
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/rheumatoid.htm#4
  6. http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/bone/Osteoporosis/Conditions_Behaviors/bone_smoking.asp
  7. http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/bone/Osteoporosis/Conditions_Behaviors/bone_smoking.asp
  8. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/smo/
  9. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/pdfs/consumer.pdf
  10. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/smo/
  11. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/pdfs/consumer.pdf
  12. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/smo/
  13. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/pdfs/consumer.pdf
  14. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/index.htm
  15. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/index.htm
  16. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/index.htm
  17. http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/eyehealthtips.asp
  18. http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/eyehealthtips.asp
  19. http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/eyehealthtips.asp
  20. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd/
  21. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/index.htm
  22. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/index.htm
  23. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/index.htm