Health Effects of Tobacco
Serious diseases can be prevented if people avoid or quit smoking or chewing tobacco, which can cause serious health problems, such as:
- Different types of cancer including lung, mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, stomach, kidney and pancreas.
- Diseases that affect breathing, such as bronchitis and emphysema. Tobacco damages air sacs in your lungs.
- Heart disease
For more information on the effects of smoking, please visit the Government of Canada’s website: