Scientists: Smoking is more dangerous than previously thought

Smoking is a serious problem that requires a comprehensive approach. Nicotine addiction leads to cancer, respiratory failure, cirrhosis of the liver. Before scientists have revised their position in relation to the harm from cigarettes. Until the last moment with a bad habit connected 21 disease, including 12 types of cancer, and 6 types of diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Within five research scientists collected data on the health status of more than 420 thousand men and 530 thousand women over the age of 55 years. The monitoring was conducted during the 11 years from 2000 to 2011. In the group of smokers 17% of deaths were due to diseases that were not previously associated with nicotine dependence.

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Scientists talk about the development of renal failure and a number of diseases of the respiratory system. Among smokers are six times higher risk of death during ischemia of the gastrointestinal tract. Nicotine, apparently, increases mortality from infectious diseases in 2,3 times, and death from cirrhosis - 3.1 times.

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