Harmful Effects of Smoking

Cigarette smoking is very harmful to your body, it reduces your health and affects every organ in the body negatively. If you stop smoking you immediately at years to your life. Even though smoking is preventable it is also one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It leads to more deaths than HIV, Alcohol and motor vehicle injuries.

Smokers are more likely than non smokers to develop health problems such as heart disease, lung cancer, and more susceptible to having strokes. It can also affect your bones, eyesight and gums. Smoking while pregnant can be lethal to an unborn baby, causing sudden infant death syndrome, preterm, stillbirth and many other.

Quitting greatly increases your chances of preventing these diseases and many more. However quitting can be very difficult. If you like to learn more or feel you are suffering from the side effects of smoking, please consult one of our physicians for additional information.

*Disclaimer: Information provided here is meant as general knowledge and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult a physician for an exact diagnosis and treatment.