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Smoking and Tobacco

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12/07/2000

Question:

how does smoking effect the body? what sorts of dieses can occur from ciggarette smoking?

Answer:

Cigarette smoking causes heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and cancers (lung, bladder, mouth, etc). There are many substances in cigarette smoke in addition to nicotine - such as tar, carbon monoxide and substances that can lead to cancer - that can affect the body.

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Response by:

Karen L Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN Karen L Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus
College of Public Health
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University