Americans continue to die due to the health effects of smoking. According to US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 20 million Americans have died since 1964 when the first report on Health effects of smoking was issued. Also, more than 2 million of these deaths were nonsmokers who were breathing smoke contaminated air (second hand smoking).
In general, any form of smoking is bad for our health. Smoking releases certain toxins to our body, and inhibits the right processes for healing.