East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

Tobacco Health Consequences

Tobacco use is the single most prevention cause of illness and death in our society. Tobacco use causes more than 400,000 deaths each year. Each year smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined.

Health Consequences

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Impotence
  • Low birth rate, miscarriage, stillbirth, Nicotine Addiction
  • Lung Disease
  • Oral Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Premature aging
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Stroke
  • Vision Impairment