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Smoking and Impotence

"We looked at every single study in the last two decades that had a lot of impotent men," she says. Nineteen of those studies -- involving a grand total of 3,819 impotent men -- also recorded smoking habits. As reported in Preventive Medicine, Tengs foun
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Smoking and the Heart

Each year, in the United States alone, cigarettes are responsible for up to a third of all deaths from heart disease...Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease two to four-fold. Your risk goes up with the number of cigarettes you smoke, start
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Smoking and Asthma

Tobacco smoke, including secondhand smoke, damages the cells that make the protective coating of mucus lining the bronchial tubes. Without their first line of defense, the tubes become irritated and inflamed, setting the stage for an asthma attack. Smoke
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Smoking Cessation Groups

Sit in on any one of hundreds of smoking cessation groups around the country and you will get a sense of the grueling battle people are waging. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, smoking will kill about half the members of any
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The Hazards of Herbal Cigarettes

They often look exotic and come in appealing flavors such as cherry or vanilla. But their biggest selling point is that they're supposed to be a healthy alternative to "real" cigarettes. As one online merchant of natural tobacco and clove cigarettes put i
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The Real Hazards of Chewing Tobacco and Snuff

Oral cancer. This disease, which affects the mouth, tongue, cheek, gums and lips, is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The five-year survival rate is only 59 percent. Other cancers. Carcinogens in the tobacco also increase a user's risk for cancer
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Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke isn't quite as toxic as firsthand smoke, but that's small comfort. It still contains over 4,000 chemicals that have no business in your body, including carbon monoxide, a gas often used in suicides, and 40 cancer-causing agents, includin
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The Risks of Cigars

a cigar emits up to 90 times a cigarette's level of nitrosamines, which are potent cancer-causing compounds. Thanks to clever marketing and magazines such as Cigar Aficionado, cigars have come to symbolize the good life. But some of the glamor has alrea
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Smoker's Face

The term was first coined in 1985 by Douglas Model, a British doctor. Model saw a pattern between smoking and wrinkling, so he began surveying patients at an outpatient clinic to see if he could guess, by their faces alone, whether or not they smoked. He
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Will Smoking Pot Harm Your Heart? Experts Weigh In

There's not enough scientific evidence to say one way or the other how marijuana affects heart health, a new review has concluded. "Our review found insufficient evidence to draw meaningful conclusions that marijuana use is associated with cardiovascula
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