Cigarette smoking affects health in all possible way. Here I am listing the top 24 facts about smoking and Health effects of Smoking, it may be an eye-opener for you.


  1. Smoking increases the risk of Coronary artery disease and stroke by 2 to 4 times more than non-smokers.
  2. Smoking increases the risk of cancer 25 times in men and 25.7 times in women.
  3. According to AHA(American Heart Association), smoking causes nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States.
  4. Smoking causes 90% of all death from cancer.
  5. Smoking is the main cause of COPD, and it attributes 80% of Copd death.
  6. Nowadays more women died in lung cancer than breast cancer.
  7. Smoking can affect men sperm, it can reduce fertility and can trigger birth defects.
  8. An active smoker has 30 to 40 percent more chance to develop diabetes.
  9. Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die in COPD
  10. Smoking can make you Blind, it affects vision and can cause cataract.
  11. Smoking is a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis.
  12. Smoking affects your immune system and makes you prone to infection.
  13. Smoking can ruin your sex life, it can cause serious erectile dysfunction.
  14. Smoking is a cause of premature aging, it restricts the blood flow in arteries and prevents nutrients and oxygen to reach till every cell.
  15. your growth is seriously affected by smoking because smoking decreases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
  16. Cigarette Smoking causes Hypertension.
  17. Smoking weakens the inner walls of blood vessels, which promotes plaque and clot formation.
  18. On average smokers died 10 years before then a non-smoker.
  19. Smoking lowers your bone density and makes you prone to fracture.
  20. A sudden physical withdrawal from smoking can affect cognitive functioning.
  21. Chemical in the cigarette can cause serious health effects of smoking, A Cigarette has 4000 thousand types of chemicals and 250 are known as harmful to your body, 50 of them can cause cancer.
  22. According to WHO(World Health Organisation), half of all smoker will die.
  23. Cigarette smoking increase risk for(ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, preterm delivery, Sudden infant death syndrome, etc) and can cause a serious birth defect in the baby.
  24. Cigarette smoking can cause almost every type of cancer some examples are-

  • Esophageal cancer
  • colon and rectal cancer
  • Cancer on oropharynx and oral cavity
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cervix cancer
  • Blood cancer

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Biswa Prakash

Hi, I am Biswa Prakash Swain, a Public Health expert and author of this Article. I have Done BSc in Nursing and Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology), Now Preparing for Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. I have more than 7 years of experience in Healthcare sectors like Hospitals and almost 4 years of experience in the Public health field and Clinical research.

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