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Smoking and Tobacco

Symptoms of smoking

05/28/2004

Question:

What are five symptoms of smoking?

Answer:

If the intent of this question is to identify the physical consequences associated with smoking - there are many.  "The Health Consequences of Smoking:  A Report of the Surgeon General" was just released in May 2004.  This is an update of the first report in 1964 that linked cigarette smoking and lung cancer.  There are several main conclusions in the report:

The list of diseases caused by smoking as been expanded and confirms those identified in earlier Surgeon General Reports.  Summaries can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/index.htm.

 

 

 

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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