7,500 Oklahoma adults die each year from smoking, and hundreds of thousands more suffer from its harmful effects.
The lungs are smoke’s entryway into the human body. Its harmful chemicals prevent the lungs from functioning properly. It can trigger asthma and lead to bronchitis and emphysema. Once smoke has entered the lungs, it can spread throughout the body, damaging every organ and causing many diseases that reduce the overall health of smokers.
- Coronary heart disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Mouth and throat cancer
- Cancer of the larynx, trachea and esophagus
- Lung cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Chronic bronchitis
- Kidney and bladder cancer
- Fertility problems
- Narrowing of arteries
- Increased chances of type-2 diabetes
- Worsens asthma
- High blood pressure leading to heart attack or stroke