In general, chronic exposure to nicotine may cause an acceleration of coronary artery disease, peptic ulcer disease, reproductive disturbances, esophageal reflux, elevated blood pressure, fetal illnesses and death, and delayed wound healing.
Review Date 9/26/2015
Updated by: Daniel N. Sacks MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology in private practice, West Palm Beach, FL. Review Provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.