Surgeon General report finds more smoking risks


A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General links cigarettes to even more types of illness including liver cancer, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Standing out in the findings was the determination that secondhand smoke increased the risk of a stroke by 20% to 30%.

Smoking-related deaths in the U.S. are pegged at 480K per year, up from a prior estimate of 443K.

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  • petpirhana
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    Diabetes and RH are genetic related problems. Liver cancer is toxic metabolism. I was a 1and a half smoker for 40 years and yes I have some COPD and yes both my mother and father, grandmother, and grandfather were smokers. NONE died from smoke related problems, far from it. May I suggest two things: have the Surgeon General back up his figures with DATA (specific). The tell me when he is going to take alcohol off the market for the 59,000 motor vehicle deaths each year related to drinking. You yell about war! More kiids were killed in war each year and I believe the average age was 23.
    17 Jan 2014, 08:46 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Did you forget your tinfoil hat today?
    17 Jan 2014, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • Warren Robinson
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    I back your comments Petpirhana.

     

    Blind Peer pressure makes ok to group pick on some human behaviors and condemn others without thinking. Smoking Pot is now deemed "healthy" , but don't smoke cigarettes, that will kill you and all your associates. I don't see what makes the two so different? Pot must be bad for lung heath.
    Is a Monster Beverage so much different than the anointed Starbucks coffee?
    Some products get better press than others. Should we ban cars because accidents are a leading cause of death in the USA? No one will get elected calling for a warning label on private vehicle doors.
    19 Jan 2014, 02:49 AM Reply Like
  • jsijimmy
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    FDA - government - are we going to believe them? Of course smoking causes problems - but, diabetes??? If one were to look up the numbers, i would dare say that most of the diabetes cases are caused by TOO much sugar intake in the good ole' USA - I'm sure smoking contributes, but there are a lot more sugar eaters than there are smokers....and, that's just one disease to be discussed.
    20 Jan 2014, 07:05 PM Reply Like
  • Occamsrazor
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    Yes, diabetes. It slams vasculature, and that hammers the pancreas as well. In addition, changes in triglycerides can cause pancreatitis.

     

    But so? Everyone knows cigarettes are bad.
    21 Jan 2014, 12:06 AM Reply Like
  • rsphillips
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    Where did you earn your md? You did not mention increase risk of colon, gastric, esophageal and pancreatic cancer. And btw risk of hepatocellular carcinoma is increased by smoking. You are only fooling yourself.
    17 Jan 2014, 10:19 AM Reply Like
  • petpirhana
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    Please note..Increase risk????? You can get all those problems from ASPRIN, not CAUSED by smoking. Next time you take Motrin .....think twice ...DIRECTLY related not just "increased risk".
    17 Jan 2014, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • Rinascimento
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    Read some articles that are coming out saying that smoking MJ is good for your brains? yeah right
    17 Jan 2014, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • GoodAim
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    Why isn't as much pressure placed on the sale of alcohol and guns?

     

    How many innocent people do those items directly or indirectly kill?
    17 Jan 2014, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • petpirhana
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    Please note !!!!?Increased risk.... NOT CAUSED. May or may not be metaststic disease. Next time you take an asprin look up the. side effects. Not just bleeding. Four pages in the PDR. Still dealing with genetic cause and ?metastastic disease. Assuming you are correct....who the hell told you to smoke???. Get the damn government out of business and our lives. Congress would do better as would the Surgeon General to direct there efforts for cures and new meds. Pointing the finger does nothing. Just look at the Congress!. They do such great work.
    17 Jan 2014, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • 4bernyork
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    Not a smoker...so I do not have any skin in this game...However, has anyone looked at at the damages to our organs, mind,etc of POT SMOKING. the inhaling and holding of the smoke in the mouth,throat and lungs have got to burning everything in its path!!
    17 Jan 2014, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • Occamsrazor
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    Not to mention the fact that it causes schizophrenia in kids, 83% of pot is consumed by the mentally ill, and it lowers IQ in adolescents as well. I don't support legalizing pot, but I will make money off of it if it happens.
    21 Jan 2014, 12:11 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Mazurczak
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    I saw about 200 people smoking in my downtown area today. Apparently they didn't get the FDA warning and I bet if i told them the above news they could are less.
    17 Jan 2014, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • ScooterSC
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    Yes, but it make the Libtards feel good. They are going to save the world.
    17 Jan 2014, 06:31 PM Reply Like
  • ScooterSC
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    Oh yes, they are doing p--- poor job of it. Idiots.
    21 Jan 2014, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • Buyandhold 2012
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    There are so many things that are bad for you: smoking, carbohydrates, fatty foods, too much sugar, artificial sweeteners, too much salt, lack of exercise, too much drinking, driving too fast, sexual addictions, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, stress at work, stress at home, air pollution, too much sun......I could keep going on and on.

     

    The bottom line is that no matter how well we take care of ourselves we are still all going to end up dead. Some of us will enjoy life more than others, that's the only difference.
    17 Jan 2014, 05:08 PM Reply Like
  • petpirhana
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    Absolutely....What really matters when all is said and done is..on what side of the grass are you!!!
    19 Jan 2014, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • murray555
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    If tobacco is soooo bad, and the government just wants to keep us safe from terrible tobacco...why not just make it illegal instead of taxing it? Or is this just more hypocrisy from those who love the double standard?

     

    PS - Why is it the tobacco police are so alarmed about cigarettes, etc. but all in favor of toking up with weed? More double standards?
    19 Jan 2014, 07:42 PM Reply Like
  • Occamsrazor
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    murray: yes.

     

    Many more "elites" do MJ than smoke.
    21 Jan 2014, 12:09 AM Reply Like
  • rsphillips
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    I can't believe we are even having this discussion. Have any of you ever seen an autopsy of a smokers lungs?
    20 Jan 2014, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • rsphillips
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    Lungs are often black filled with soot, tar and environmental toxins. There can be bullae and scarring making them stiff and hard. This grotesque picture will change the habits of someone who smokes.
    20 Jan 2014, 03:22 PM Reply Like
  • Occamsrazor
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    The cadaver I dissected in medical school class was a smoker and had lung CA. RS, you have NO idea how addictive tobacco is. Check out sometime how many nurses smoke.

     

    I must tell you, it WILL NOT change the mind of people who smoke.
    Prohibition of a substance 30% of the population in many states use? Good luck with that.
    21 Jan 2014, 12:08 AM Reply Like
  • jsijimmy
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    On the one hand, they (the FDA) are just realizing this? Second hand smoke does bad things to kids...not so much to adults besides coughing, stinging eyes, etc., but very bad things to babies/young kids - so, should be outlawed around kids (e.g., do not smoke in house with children). On the other hand, what someone over 21 wants to do with a LEGAL drug (e.g., nicotine, alcohol, caffeine - yes caffeine! - and now marijuana) is their choice. If you do not like this rational, then make said drug illegal (e.g., cocaine, heroin, etc.) so that people no longer have a choice on what they can do with respect to said drug.
    20 Jan 2014, 07:02 PM Reply Like
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