If you smoke, before you reach for the Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra, maybe you might consider quitting smoking. According to Reuters, there is a study published in the February, 2005 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology which found that men who smoke have problems with impotence more than men who don't.
"Adding to evidence that smoking is bad for a man's sex life, new study findings show that smoking may raise the risk of impotence, particularly in younger men.
Researchers found that among the more than 1,300 men they followed, those who smoked were at greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) than either former smokers or non-smokers.
Smokers in their 40s, the youngest group in the study, showed the highest smoking-related risk. Compared with other men their age, they were nearly three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction. Smoking was also linked, to a lesser extent, to impotence among men in their 50s and 60s, but not among those in their 70s."