Smoking immediately harms nearly every organ of the body.
Your Brain: Nicotine literally changes your mind. It is as addictive as heroin. When quitting, you may feel anxious, irritable and have strong cravings.
Your Ears/Eyes/Mouth: Smoking may cause hearing loss, low night vision, cataracts, cavities, teeth loss, gum disease, as well as cancers of mouth and throat.
Your Face: Smoking/vaping causes dry skin, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
Your Heart: Smoking/vaping nicotine stresses the heart and raises blood pressure. It increases your risks of blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks. Remember that one pod contains the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes.
Your DNA: Every cigarette damages your DNA and may lead to cancer. One-third of all cancer deaths are caused by tobacco.
Vaping isn’t as harmless as you might think. Vaping can cause “popcorn lung” that causes permanent scarring in your lung airways. Popcorn lung can make breathing difficult, and there is currently no treatment for it.
Vaping is also known to cause a severe lung illness called EVALI (E-cigarette or Vaping use-Associated Lung Injury). About 95% of 2,000 patients were hospitalized with EVALI and resulted in 68 deaths. Most were younger than 35