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Cardiovascular Disease

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) states on its website, “Tobacco use is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. If fewer people smoked, there would be fewer heart attacks and strokes.”
  • The American Heart Association states on its website, “Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance, and increases the tendency for blood to clot.”
  • The British Heart Foundation states on its website, “The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke reduces the amount of oxygen that the blood can carry to your heart and body.”

 

Lung Cancer

  • WHO states on its website, “Tobacco's role in increasing the chance of lung cancer is one of the most widely known of tobacco's harmful effects on human health. What many people, smokers and non-smokers alike, may not know is that tobacco use increases risks of cancer at many sites in the body in addition to the lungs.”
  • WHO also states, “On average, smokers increase their risk of lung cancer between 5 and 10-fold…”

 

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

  • WHO states on its website, “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encompasses two groups of lung disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema...there is a dramatic synergy with smoking such that smokers have higher COPD prevalence and mortality.”
Public health authorities have concluded that smoking causes many other diseases.


 
   
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