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Diseases linked to smoking include:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • lung cancer
  • coronary artery disease
  • stroke

Approximately a half of all life-long smokers will die of smoking related diseases (1).

Reference:

  1. British Heart Foundation (Factfile 8/2001). Stopping smoking - evidence-based guidance
  2. NHS Digital. Statistics on Smoking, England - 2019.

Last edited 09/2020 and last reviewed 09/2020

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