How does the decision to not use tobacco impact your health?

How does the decision to not use tobacco impact your health?

Feel healthier (after quitting, you won’t cough as much, have as many sore throats or stuffy noses, and will have an increased energy level and exercise tolerance) Improve your sense of taste and smell. Improve your personal life (smoking causes erectile dysfunction and overall sexual dysfunction)

What is the impact of tobacco use on health?

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.

How does tobacco affect the community?

Tobacco products negatively impact and damage our environment. Cigarette butts are not just a nuisance, they are toxic waste. They contain chemicals that contaminate our waterways and ground soil and harm our wildlife. Discarded lit cigarettes can cause fires, which can damage homes and land.

What are four major benefits of quitting tobacco?

Smoking cessation has well-documented health benefits including increased longevity and decreased morbidity and mortality from coronary artery disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.

What are the health risks of quitting tobacco?

Risks of tobacco – Smokers who switch to smokeless tobacco instead of quitting tobacco still have health risks 1 Increased risk of cancer of the mouth, tongue, esophagus, and pancreas. 2 Gum problems, tooth wear, and cavities. 3 Worsening high blood pressure and angina.

Why is it important to say no to tobacco?

Your decision not to use tobacco will help you stay healthy now and reduce your risk of developing life-threatening diseases in the decades to come. As a nonuser, you are part of the growing majority of teens and adults who do not use tobacco.

Are there any health risks with smokeless tobacco?

Tobacco that is not burned is called smokeless tobacco. Including nicotine, there are at least 30 chemicals in smokeless tobacco that are known to cause cancer. There are many health risks from smoking and using tobacco.

How does smokeless tobacco affect your oral health?

Smokeless tobacco causes a number of serious oral health problems, including cancer of the mouth and gums, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. 1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What are the physical health consequences of tobacco use?

Cigarette smoking is the most significant risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 50 Survival statistics indicate that quitting smoking results in repair to much of the smoking-induced lung damage over time. However, once COPD develops, it is irreversible; COPD-related lung damage is not repaired with time.

Your decision not to use tobacco will help you stay healthy now and reduce your risk of developing life-threatening diseases in the decades to come. As a nonuser, you are part of the growing majority of teens and adults who do not use tobacco.

How are smokeless tobacco products bad for your health?

May increase the risk for death from heart disease and stroke 1,3 Using smokeless products can cause serious health problems. Protect your health; don’t start. If you do use them, quit. Smokeless tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. 1,2

Are there any health benefits to quitting tobacco?

Taking time to consider the benefits of quitting, however, can make the difficult process seem even more worthwhile. The tobacco user who quits can expect many immediate and long-term benefits. The health benefits of quitting tobacco use begin immediately and continue throughout life. The Society also benefits every time a tobacco user quits.