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New Report Drastically Expands List Of Illnesses Caused By Smoking

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New this morning, another reason you may want to think twice before you light up: for decades we've known smoking causes lung cancer and heart disease, but now a new report coming out Friday suggests smoking causes even more health problems.

In a new report expected out Friday, the New York Times reports the nation's surgeon general has drastically expanded the list of illnesses that cigarette smoking has been proven to cause.

Here's a few of them: diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancy. Also, vision loss, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune function, and cleft palates in the children of women that smoke.

Here's why this report is significant: smoking has been linked with these illnesses in the past, but this is the first time the federal government has said definitively that it causes them.  





New Report Drastically Expands List Of Illnesses Caused By Smoking


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