Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Some of these harmful effects are immediate. Find out how smoking affects different parts of your body.
When you quit smoking, any medications you are taking for other conditions may do their job better. Your whole body will thank you.
Mental and Emotional Health
Smoking can make it harder to fall asleep and worsen the quality of your sleep.
Smoking can increase your feelings of stress and anxiety. Plus, smoking can increase symptoms of depression.
When you smoke, certain medications used to treat depression and anxiety disorders don’t work as well.
For people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), smoking may make symptoms—like anxiety, re-experiencing, avoidance, and numbing—worse.
If you have PTSD, HIV, depression, or substance use disorders, smoking carries extra risks.