Risks from smoking
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      Smoking Can Damage Every Part of the Body


      • Oropharynx

      • Larynx

      • Esophagus

      • Trachea, bronchus, and lung

      • Acute myeloid leukemia

      • Stomach

      • Liver

      • Pancreas

      • Kidney and ureter

      • Cervix

      • Bladder

      • Colorectal

      Chronic Diseases

      • Stroke

      • Blindness, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration*

      • Congenital defects-maternal smoking: orofacial clefts*

      • Periodontitis

      • Aortic aneurysm, early abdominal aortic atherosclerosis in young adults

      • Coronary heart disease

      • Pneumonia

      • Atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease

      • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis,* asthma, and other respiratory effects

      • Diabetes*

      • Reproductive effects in women (including reduced fertility)

      • Hip fractures

      • Ectopic pregnancy*

      • Male sexual function-erectile dysfunction*

      • Rheumatoid arthritis*

      • Immune function*

      • Overall diminished health

      Each condition presented in bold text and followed by an asterisk (*) is a new disease causally linked to smoking in the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress.

      Publication date from document properties--created: 1/30/14; modified: 5/9/17


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