Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Risks of Tobacco Use

Tobacco Use Increases the Risk of:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory disease
  • Adverse effects in pregnancy and early childhood
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Rheumatologic conditions
  • Kidney damage
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Skin conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Tooth and gum problems
Addiction and Mental Health
Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice
Point of Care Resources