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What are the risks of smoking?

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There are a lot of them. Smoking is life-threatening because it makes you much more likely to get many diseases, like heart disease and cancers of the lungs, stomach, pancreas, kidney, colon, rectum, bladder, esophagus, mouth, throat, and larynx. It also makes you more likely to get acute myeloid leukemia (a blood cancer) and pneumonia.

If you're pregnant, smoking makes miscarriage or low birth weight more likely. It’s also linked to a bigger chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) after you have a baby.

From: FAQ on Quitting Smoking WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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