Smoking leads to innumerable diseases

January 18, 2014 17:10
Smoking leads to innumerable diseases

The list of diseases linked to smoking has increased, according to a new report published by the US surgeon general. The research-based report, containing 980 pages, states smoking to be associated with diabetes, liver and colorectal cancer, erectile dysfunction, ectopic pregnancy and impaired immune function, reported Politico.

The report revealed that smokers have a high risk of developing diabetes. In fact, chances of smokers developing diabetes is almost 40% higher than the non-smokers. Secondhand smoking was stated to be equally risky as it increases the chances of stroke by 20% to 30%.

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, in the report, stated that in the last 50 years, a "robust body of evidence" has been collected that reveals the effect of smoking and passive smoking causing various diseases and organ dysfunction.  

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