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Health Harms

Other health harms include: Tooth decay, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, reduced fertility or impotence in men, rheumatoid arthritis, hearing loss and vision problems, cataracts, chronic coughing, recurring bouts of flu, heart burn, ulcers, acid reflux, and vitamin deficiencies.

Terrie HallImpacts of smoking among pregnant women: Increased chance for spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Short term impacts of smoking: Possible impacts include increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased feelings of stress, tightened airways, increased phlegm production, persistent cough, shortness of breath, wheezing or gasping, poor physical performance or endurance, impaired blood flow to brain, heart and other organs, increased levels of bad fats, increased reflux, weakened immune system and others.

Tobacco use and appearance: Smoking has been linked with facial wrinkling. Smokers are significantly more likely to have prominent face wrinkling than non smokers.

Source: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids