Body map

Discover how smoking affects your body

It’s no secret smoking damages your body. But you might be surprised at some of the harmful ways that smoking can negatively affect your life.


Remember to speak to your doctor for help to quit smoking.

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Brain exit

Smokers are 4 times more likely to have a stroke 1. Effects include paralysis, loss of speech, disability or death.

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Nose and throat exit

Major cause of nose, mouth and throat cancers 2.

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Heart exit

Risk of peripheral vascular disease and stroke. Smokers are four times more likely to die from a coronary heart disease 6 and four times more likely to have a stroke 7.

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Lungs exit

Nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking 5.

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Reproductive organs men exit

Much higher risk of impotence 3.

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Reproductive organs women exit

Increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth. Risk of cervical and vulvar cancers 3.

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Fingers exit

Tar stains fingers and nails a yellow-brown 4.

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