Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds

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Researchers found that smoking was linked to significantly increased risks of infection, kidney disease, intestinal disease caused by inadequate blood flow, and heart and lung ailments not previously attributed to tobacco. The new findings, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, are based on health data from nearly a million people who were followed for 10 years. Via The New York Times. Posted February 11, 2015.

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Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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