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Diseases Caused By Smoking

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There’s more bad news about smoking, this time from a very eminent source –  the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office. It’s been years since it concluded that smoking causes lung cancer, as well as bladder and cervical cancer, and heart disease. Now, after a broad review of scientific literature, America’s top doctor has expanded the list of diseases that cigarettes have been scientifically proved to cause.

That list now includes colorectal and liver cancer, diabetes, ectopic pregnancy and erectile dysfunction. According to the New York Times, other smoking-related health problems the surgeon general will draw attention to are vision loss, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune function, and cleft palates in children of women who smoke. On the other hand, the report concluded that there wasn’t enough evidence to claim that smoking causes prostate cancer. And it wasn’t definitive about the connection to breast cancer either.

This is the first time American authorities are stating conclusively that smoking causes the ailments that are newly listed, rather than simply being associated with them. That doesn’t mean itj is responsible for all cases, but that some cases would not have happened without smoking

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