The Scoop On Smoking from ACSH: what every teen should know about tobacco

Health Effects

As you know from the warning labels on cigarette packages, "cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health." This has to rank as one of the most profound understatements in human history. It is a health disaster of a magnitude that could never be summarized in a little warning box on a label -- that's why the American Council on Science and Health decided to make this website.

Read this health effects section to learn the many ways in which tobacco harms your body. Select any of the links below to start -- you'll be surprised at the multitude of ways in which smoking affects your body and at the number of diseases it can cause.

For responses to common myths about smoking, you may want to check out our faq page first.

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