What diseases can you get from smoking? There are many and most of them can be deadly. Make no mistake smoking is a dangerous habit. This is widely known even to smokers. We are bombarded by anti-smoking messages daily and even laws are constantly being passed to ban smoking from public places. But let’s get specific here and take a closer look at some of these diseases.
The diseases that you can get from smoking are numerous. As a matter of fact we could write a book on all the ways smoking is harmful to you. You could probably head on over to Amazon and find numerous books on the subject. But in the interest of saving time let’s have a little fun (as much as you can with something as serious as how harmful smoking is) and borrow the David Letterman count down and present the Top 10 Diseases You Can get From Smoking. Drum roll please…
10-Impotence (Ok so it won’t kill you but it sure is a bummer)
9– Atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty substances in the arteries)
2-Cardiovascular (heart) disease
1-COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Well there you go, pick your poison. All of the diseases listed above can be fatal or seriously affect your health or lifestyle. Smoking accounts for 440,000 deaths annually. But take heart smokers, it is never too late to quit smoking and avoid all the diseases on this deadly Top 10 list.
Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. All of the diseases listed above can be avoided by quitting smoking. If you quit early enough into your smoking “career” you may avoid and future complications. But even if you have smoked for a long time you will still benefit from quitting smoking and reduce your chances of getting these diseases.
So there you have it, if you were wondering what diseases can you get from smoking, now you know. It is pretty scary but you do not have to be a statistic. Do not hesitate to quit smoking. You can do it and there are several great programs out there that can help you break the smoking habit.