Cigarettes: What the Warning Label Doesn't Tell You: the First Comprehensive Guide to the Health Consequences of Smoking
From impotence to diabetes, cataracts to psoriasis, the proven dangers of smoking go well beyond heart and lung disease. Here, for the first time in one complete volume, noted experts detail all the known health threats of smoking.Each day thousands of people decide to smoke. The American Council on Science and Health offers the cold, hard facts about smoking in Cigarettes: What the Warning Label Doesn't Tell You so that the decision can be an informed one. The health experts at ACSH urge consumers to look beyond the headlines, the politics, the propaganda, and opinion polls to learn what research has proven about the dangers of smoking, the leading cause of preventable death in this country.Twenty eye-opening chapters all carefully reviewed by independent health experts explain clearly and honestly how cigarette smoking can effect the body from head to toe. They go far beyond the obvious risks of heart disease, lung cancer and emphysema, stroke, and concerns over second-hand smoke. Probed in depth are conditions few would even associate with smoking risks to which moderate to light smokers are susceptible: blood vessel disease, skin disease and wrinkles, risks during surgery, joint and bone problems, pediatric illness, male infertility and impotence, nerve disorders, numerous types of cancer, depression, hearing loss, eye disorders, Crohn's disease, and more.The American Council on Science and Health, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment, and health.
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