Smoking risks more than you think
Graphic health warnings need an update.
Medical Journal of Australia surveyed 1800 Australians: 8 out of 10 knew smoking causes lung cancer and heart disease.
But many did not know smoking increases the risk of:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Female infertility
- Colon cancer
- Liver cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Acute leukaemia
- Peptic ulcer.
Last Reviewed: 01/08/2018
Animation: effects of smoking
The effects of smoking on your body and your mind can be viewed by clicking the body part on this interactive animation.
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Video: Colon cancer
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Video: Pancreatic cancer
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