Traditional Tobacco Products

How traditional tobacco products impact your health

It is well known that the use of traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, and smokeless tobacco can lead to many heart and lung diseases and illnesses that include lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart attack and stroke, and pneumonia.

The use of traditional tobacco products can also lead to trouble getting pregnant and maintaining pregnancy, reduced fertility in men, can negatively impact oral health causing tooth decay and loss and other cancers of the mouth, increases inflammation, and worsens the immune system. Smoking is also a cause of type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as other lasting impacts on your eyesight.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere on your body which includes the urinary bladder, cervix, rectum and colon, esophagus, kidney and ureter, larynx, liver, oropharynx (throat, tongue, soft palate, and tonsils), pancreas, stomach, trachea, and even your blood.

For pregnant women or new moms, smoking increases the risk for preterm delivery, stillbirth, low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, ectopic pregnancy, and orofacial clefts in infants.

For men, smoking can cause sperm defects impacting fertility, as well as an increased risk for miscarriages for their partner and birth defects. If you and/or your partner need help quitting, check out our diaper program here.



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