Association between smoking and erectile dysfunction: A population-based study
In this study, the association between smoking and erectile dysfunction was evaluated in a cohort of 2,115 Caucasian men, aged 40–79 years, randomly selected from Olmsted County, Minnesota.
Of the 1,329 men with a regular sexual partner, 173 were current smokers, 836 had previously smoked, and 203 reported erectile dysfunction. Compared with former and never smokers, current smokers in their forties had the greatest relative odds of erectile dysfunction.
Interestingly, former smokers were also found to have a higher risk of ED compared to those who had never smoked – and this risk increased based on the amount they used to smoke.