Authors: Zainul, Zarin
Title: Dark nights behind the white clouds
Other Titles: risks of tobacco smoking on human health besides the oral health and malignancy
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Tobacco smoking is the common practice in a large percentage of the population worldwide, and the incidence is continuously increasing. Tobacco smoking is the most preventable cause of lung cancer, and it also impairs oral health. People are aware of the carcinogenic effects of tobacco smoking on the lungs and oral cavity, but it is also a risk factor for many other harmful diseases. This review article covers most of the diseases that are associated with tobacco smoking, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, impotency, infertility, tuberculosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. The association of these diseases with tobacco smoking is discussed in detail in this review, along with their possible pathophysiology. This article focuses on the ongoing research of these diseases, and aims to raise awareness of the hazards of tobacco smoking, and to promote antismoking awareness programs.
Subject Headings: Alzheimer’s
Tobacco smoking diseases
Issue Date: 2011-05-17
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