1. Gum Disease
Smoking contributes to periodontis—a gum infection that destroys the bone that supports the teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults.
2. Going Blind
Smoking increases your risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 65.
3. Type 2 Diabetes
Smoking contributes to type 2 diabetes and increases the risk of complications from the disease— including poor blood flow to legs and feet.