lAcute risks: shortness of breath, exacerbation of asthma, increased carbon monoxide levels, impotence, and infertility
lLong-term risks: heart attacks and strokes, lung and other cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, death
lThe adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for 440,000 deaths, or nearly 1 of every 5 deaths, each year in the United States.
lMore deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.
Health Effects of Tobacco Use