Nicotine Affects Sexual Health. It’s a classic scene in a Western: a cowboy swaggers in with a cigarette dangling from the side of his mouth. In the movies, this signifies sex appeal, toughness, and charisma, but in the real world, nicotine does exactly the opposite.
Cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco contain more than 40,000 chemicals, some of which are known carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). In addition, smoking has been linked to heart attack, stroke, lung disease, and a laundry list of health problems. But nicotine use takes another terrible toll – it has a significant effect on men’s sexual health.