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The ashes, tar, gases, and other toxins in cigarettes harm your body over time. They damage your heart and lungs. They also make it harder for you to taste and smell things and fight infections.

From: FAQ on Quitting Smoking WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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American Cancer Society.

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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