Smoking has found to harm nearly every bodily organ and organ system in the body and diminishes a persons overall health. Being the leading cause of cancer an death of cancer, smoking has become a sweeping issue in British Columbia.
Smoking causes cancer of the lung, stroke, aortic anuerysm, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cataracts, and worsens asthma.
People who smoke have higher risks of developing pneumonia, tubercolosis, inflammation and impairs immune function.
For women, smoking makes it harder for a woman to become pregnant, and they have a higher risk of aqcuiring a miscarriage, or ectopic pregnancy.
Smoking also can cause heart attacks, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascualr disease, to name a few.