Surgeon General Reports Nine More Illnesses and Conditions Linked to Smoking

  1. [font=arial, helvetica][font=arial, helvetica][font=arial, helvetica]the latest federal report on smoking and health by the u.s. surgeon general concludes that smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body. the report expands the list of illnesses and conditions linked to smoking to include cataracts, pneumonia, acute myeloid leukemia, abdominal aortic aneurysm, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, kidney cancer, and periodontitis. it adds that quitting smoking at any age has immediate and long-term health benefits, and that smoking cigarettes with lower tar and nicotine provides no clear benefit to health.

    [font=arial, helvetica][font=arial, helvetica][font=arial, helvetica]the report, "the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general, 2004", is available at www.cdc.gov/tobacco/sgr/sgr_2004/index.htm


    this interactive animation outlines the effects of smoking on the different organs of the body based on the findings of the 2004 surgeon general's report. it is available in flash and html. you can download a macromedia flash player (a free application) to view this presentation at http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/.
    Last edit by brian on Jun 2, '04
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    oh boy the controversy begins...

    again.
  4. by   Tweety
    The controversy isn't that smoking causes illnesses. Smokers and know smoking causes illness to themselves and those around them.

    That is causes illness such as these is interesting.
  5. by   Brian
    This news item was posted for educational purposes, please do not turn this thread into a smoking debate issue. Thanks
  6. by   luv2yoga
    I'm the webmaster for the wellness web site at work and I'm going to post a link to this. Really good information and I love the rotating images of the body. What a find. I think I'd point it out to my daughter too! A little indoctrination maybe, but whatever works.

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