A Dozen Diseases Added to List of Diseases Caused by Smoking

A recent study funded by the American Cancer Society added 13 more diseases to the established list of diseases known to be caused by smoking tobacco. The causes of death include all infections, breast cancer, prostate cancer, rare cancers, cancers of unknown site, hypertensive heart disease, essential hypertension, all other respiratory diseases, liver cirrhosis, all other digestive diseases, kidney failure, additional rare causes combined, and unknown causes.

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