Added Adverse Events for Women Who Smoke

The Up in Smoke: All You Need to Know about Cigarettes info graphic inspired today’s post.

We have all known about the harms of smoking on one’s health for quite some time, but the reality is, approximately 23 million women in the United States still smoke cigarettes–that is 23% of the female population! Smoking is damaging to both men and women’s health and causes cancers that affect the lungs, mouth, esophagus, kidney, and more. However, women may face increased health problems due to smoking. Smoking while pregnant can cause damaging chemicals to pass from mother to fetus and may lead to preterm delivery, low birthweight, premature rupture of membranes, placenta previa, miscarriage, and even neonatal death. Different ailments, such as Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID) are more common in women who smoke than non-smokers. In fact, PID occurs with 33% more frequency in women who smoke. Lastly, women who begin smoking in their teens increases her likelihood of early menopause by three times when compared to non-smokers! (Source on Women’s Health)

To learn more about the effects of smoking, check out this info graphic “Up in Smoke: All You Need to Know about Cigarettes” provided by