The Impact of Vaping/Smoking on Your Urologic Health

Smoking is the world’s most needless cause of death. Since the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health in 1964, more than 20 million premature deaths in the U.S. have been linked to smoking. Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and lowers the overall health of smokers.

While the health effects of regular cigarettes are well known, scientists are still learning about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes or vaping.

Most e-cigarettes have nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm teen brain growth.

Infertility impacts
both men and women. 

About 50% of infertility cases can
be linked to males. 

Smoking can harm the genetic make-up in eggs and sperm. The infertility rate for smokers is double the rate for non-smokers. 

About 74,000 new cases of kidney cancer were found in 2019, many caused by smoking.

Erectile dysfunction affects 20-30 million American men. 

ED results from poor blood flow to the penis. Smoking can harm blood vessels, which has an impact on the blood flow. This can result in not being able to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

Smoking irritates the bladder and can cause frequent urination. It can also cause coughing spasms that can lead to the leaking of urine.

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