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UROLOGIC HEALTH

7 UROLOGIC CONDITIONS
IMPACTED BY SMOKING
According to the American Cancer Society, smoking is the world’s most needless cause of
death. Since the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health in 1964, more than
20 million premature deaths in the U.S. have been linked to smoking. Smoking raises your risk
for getting many different types of cancers. But did you know it also impacts your urological
health? Let’s review!

BLADDER CANCER KIDNEY CANCER

10
is the is in the top

4th
most common cancer in
men. In 2016, about
most common cancers for men

77,000
people will be told they have
ERECTILE
DYSFUNCTION (ED)
impacts
and women. When smoking,
smoke is drawn into the
lungs. It then makes its way
into the bloodstream, where

20-30
bladder cancer. Smoking it is filtered into the kidneys.
causes harmful chemicals and The harmful chemicals are
drugs to collect in the urine. now in the kidneys. About

million
62,700
These chemicals affect the
lining of the bladder and raise
your bladder cancer risk.
American men. ED is a result
of poor blood flow to the new cases of kidney cancer
penis. Smoking can harm blood will be found in 2016, many
vessels, which can impact the as a result of smoking.
blood flow. This can result
in not being able to get or
keep an erection firm enough
for sexual intercourse.

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Seven Urologic Conditions
Impacted by Smoking

KIDNEY STONES INCONTINENCE


are a common health issue of the (LEAKING URINE)
urinary tract. Each year, more than and

1 million
OVERACTIVE BLADDER
impact more than

people visit their doctor because of painful, kidney


stone problems. Smoking has been shown to
33 million
men and women. Smoking bothers the bladder
greatly add to the risk of getting kidney stones.
and can cause frequent urination. It can also cause
coughing spasms that can lead to urine leakage.

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS (IC)


or
PAINFUL BLADDER INFERTILITY
SYNDROME impacts both men and women.
impacts more women than men. About

50%
Up to

12 %
of women are said to have early signs of IC, which
is a chronic bladder health issue. Smoking irritates
of infertility cases can be linked to the male.
Smoking can harm the genetic make-up in eggs
and sperm. The infertility rate for smokers is
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the bladder and can make IC symptoms worse. twice the rates for those who do not smoke.

If you smoke, ask your health care provider about ways to quit so you
can lower your chances of having these urologic conditions.
National Headquarters: 1000 Corporate Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 410-689-3990 •  Fax: 410-689-3878 •  1-800-828-7866 • info@UrologyCareFoundation.org •  www.UrologyHealth.org


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