STOP SMOKING

IT WILL KILL YOU!

Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use

Health officials have warned the public about the dangers of tobacco use for several decades. If a pregnant female smokes, she risks the health of her fetus, as well as her own health. Pregnant women who smoke during pregnancy risk giving birth to an infant with a low birth weight and other health problems.

Short-Term Effects

- Brain chemistry changes

- Respiration and heart rate increase

- Taste buds are dulled and appetite is reduced

- Users have bad breath, yellowed teeth, and smelling hair, skin, and clothes

Long-Term Effects

- Chronic bronchitis

- Emphysemia

- Lung cancer

- Coronary heart disease and stroke

- A weakened immune system