Smoking affects fertility – in many different ways

By | April 10th, 2015|

You may have heard from many sources that you should quit smoking if you’re trying to conceive. Is there any scientific background behind this claim and how does tobacco affect fertility? Dozens of studies have been published exploring the effect of tobacco on sperm quality, male and female fertility. This amount of data allows us to get a good insight in how smoking can affect our ability to conceive and whether this effect is limited only to men. What do cigarettes contain? Once a cigarette is lit, it generates over 4000 compounds through complex chemical processes. The major substances that [...]