Cigarette smoke: what's in it? Many chemicals in tobacco smoke are poisonous. The major chemicals in tobacco smoke are nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide.
COPD: treatment and management Although COPD cannot be cured, there are measures that can be taken that should relieve symptoms, slow progression and prevent complications.
Diabetes, pre-diabetes and smoking Smoking increases the risk of serious health problems associated with diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are already at high risk of heart disease. Smoking may make this worse.
Emphysema: treatment Treatment of emphysema is aimed at relieving symptoms and preventing the disease from progressing even further.
Rheumatoid arthritis and smoking A number of studies have shown a link between cigarette smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Stopping smoking may well lower your risk of developing this debilitating condition.
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