oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Smoking cessation : be a quitter! : respiratory health

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



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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