Some conditions or diseases that you are more likely to suffer when you smoke include:
- Peripheral vascular disease, which means reduced blood flow in the arms or legs, leading to skin ulcers, infections, or even amputations
- Strokes, which are clots that block blood vessels in the brain
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms, which are swelling or dilations of the aorta at the level of the abdomen. The aorta is a major blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.