Surgeon General Links Smoking To Diabetes, Liver Cancer

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 4:47 PM EST) -- The U.S surgeon general warned for the first time Friday that smoking causes liver cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and several other serious health conditions, also noting that cigarette design changes have increased smokers' risk of developing lung cancer.

Smoking is now also causally linked to rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, tuberculosis, erectile dysfunction, inflammation and an impaired immune system, according to the latest surgeon general report on the health effects of tobacco use. New findings indicate that cancer patients who have smoked are at greater risk of...
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