Five Reasons You Should Quit (or Never Start) Smoking


By: Robert Tanenberg

1. Smoking doubles your cardiovascular risk

2. Smoking increases your chances of getting kidney disease

3. Smoking increases your chances of neuropathy (nerve damage)

4. Smoking may worsen retinopathy (eye disease) by decreasing retinal blood flow

5. Smoking increases the likelihood of male sexual dysfunction (impotence)

Note: These effects are independent of blood glucose control or other risk factors.



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