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Risks of Tobacco

Tobacco is a plant. Its leaves are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a variety of effects.

HEALTH RISKS OF SMOKING OR USING SMOKELESS TOBACCO

There are many more reasons to quit using tobacco. Knowing the serious health risks may help motivate you to quit. When used over a long period, tobacco and related chemicals, such as tar and nicotine, can increase your risk of many health problems.

Heart and blood vessel problems:

Other health risks or problems:

Smokers who switch to smokeless tobacco instead of quitting tobacco completely still have a number of health risks:

HEALTH RISKS OF SECONDHAND SMOKE

Those who are regularly around the smoke of others (secondhand smoke) have a higher risk of:

Infants and children who are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke are at risk of:

Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. There are a lot of ways to quit smoking and many resources to help you.

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Jane and I wanted to thank you so much for the care you and your colleagues took of Jane whist in Mauritius. Everything went well and Prakash did a great job of getting us to your clinic and back over the 6 dialysis days. We had a wonderful holiday and our children and grandchildren plus the other family all enjoyed it enormously. Best wishes to you all

Andrew and Jane Stewart
17.04.2017