oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Smoking cessation : be a quitter! : respiratory health
|Article Title||Smoking cessation : be a quitter! : respiratory health|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Publication Date||Spring 2014|
|Pages||33 - 34|
Cigarette smoking has become a social taboo because of associated harmful health effects. Smoking is reported to be responsible for more annual deaths worldwide than human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Smoking causes various types of cancer and respiratory disorders, while increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is not only a health risk to smokers, but also to non-smokers if they are exposed to the cigarette smoke.
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