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Health Status Outcomes for Tobacco Use - Adult Smoking Prevalence

Health Status Outcomes

According to the 2014 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, "damage from tobacco smoke is immediate. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals and chemical compounds that reach your lungs every time you inhale. Your blood then carries the poisons to all parts of your body. These poisons damage DNA, which can lead to cancer; damage blood vessels and cause clotting, which can cause heart attacks and strokes; and damage the lungs, which can cause asthma attacks, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis."

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Content updated: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:08:46 MDT