The Effects category focuses on tobacco-related effects on the human body. Sites appropriate for this category include consumer information, professional information, organizations, services, and personal experiences.

The primary method of organizing this information is by the type of tobacco-related effect. The types of effects include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer,
  • Effects on the respiratory system,
  • Effects on the cardiovascular system,
  • Effects on the brain and nervous system,
  • Effects on the mouth and throat, and
  • Effects on reproduction and pregnancy.
Some sites focus on all effects resulting from a specific type of exposure. These are organized under "By Source of Exposure" and include:
  • Cigarette smoking,
  • Cigar and pipe smoking,
  • Smokeless tobacco, and
  • Secondhand smoke.
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BBC News: Grim toll of smoking
More than 122,000 British smokers will die prematurely in the year 2000 from a smoking-related disease; article explains.
Cigarette Anyone?
Firsthand accounts of what it is like to live with the diseases caused by cigarettes.
Cigarette Smoking-Attributable Morbidity --- United States, 2000
Most reports focus on how many people are killed by tobacco products; this report estimates how much disease cigarettes cause: tobacco products give more than 8.6 million Americans serious diseases every year.
Diagnose-Me: Conditions: Cigarette Smoke Damage
Lists diseases caused by tobacco propducts, and provides a brief description of each.
Fire Injuries, Disasters, and Costs from Cigarettes and Cigarette Lights fires
Scientific paper estimates the injuries, deaths, and costs from smoking-attributable files.
Mortality from Smoking in Developed Countries 1950-2000
Latest edition of massive tome; content in PDF format.
Premature Skin Wrinkling And Cigarette Smoking
Recent research on how tobacco products cause face wrinkles in young people.
Smoking Caused Disability
Smoking not only shortens life, it increases number of years of disability. This research analysis estimates how much increased disability is caused by smoking.
Smoking Cessation Health Center
Discussion, graphics, and analysis of tobacco use, disease, and death.
Smoking Deaths Not Overstated, Re-Analysis Shows
Refuting claims by the tobacco industry that death estimates from smoking are inflated, the American Medical Association re-analyzes the data.
Smoking Increases Anxiety
Smoking is supposed to calm the nerves, but researchers have found evidence that it might have the opposite effect. BBS News article on recent research.
Tobacco BBS Health Information Page
Annotated collection of links on health effects of firsthand and secondhand smoking, spit tobacco, quitting.
Tobacco Facts
The facts on tobacco products and cancer of the larynx, lung, and mouth, emphysema, epidemology, and how to quit; information and graphic pictures from a Kentucky physician.
Worldwide Trends in Tobacco Consumption and Mortality
WHO report outlines effects of tobacco globally, identifies trends.
The Whole Truth About Smoking
New research find that the tobacco industry does a good job in deceiving the public about the full health risks of smoking; a rundown of 6 myths about smoking and the facts. (March 13, 2002)
He Wanted You to Know
Article from the St. Petersburg Times, Florida. Bryan Curtis started smoking at 13, never thinking that 20 years later cigarettes would kill him and leave his wife and children alone. Half of all tobacco deaths are people aged 35 to 69; this is one person's story. (June 15, 1999)
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