Americans have 14 million smoking-related ailments: study

October 13, 2014 8:12 PM

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Americans have 14 million smoking-related ailments: study

Using surveys, the researchers found that in 2009 roughly seven million Americans reported almost 11 million major medical conditions caused by smoking. Including ailments people don’t know they have or didn't report, that number climbs to 14 million medical conditions.

“That’s obviously an immense number,” Brian Rostron told Reuters Health by phone. “It’s continuing to be a problem. Even if people are former smokers, they have lasting lung damage.”

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