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We know that smoking is linked to lung cancer and increases your risk for a heart attack, coronary heart disease, stroke and emphysema, just to name a few. But, did you know that smoking can lead to other serious issues? Here are three more surprising reasons to finally put that cigarette down.

1. Erectile Dysfunction

According to a study published in the Addiction Behavior, men who smoked just two cigarettes experienced softer erections. And get this: In addition to affecting a man’s ability to get and maintain an erection, smoking may cause his penis to shrink over time. Oh my!

2. Sagging Breasts

Listen up ladies! It’s believed that smoking causes your breasts to droop. How? Well, smoking breaks down elastin – this is a component that makes the breasts firm and gives them that perky look. When that elasticity disappears, all that you’re left with are sagging breasts. Not fun.

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