smoking's death toll has been underestimated -

February 12, 2015 9:08 PM

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Researchers recently looked at smoking in relation to a number of deadly diseases and fatal health complications that haven't before directly linked to smoking. This wider view of smoking's negative influence on health outcomes suggests cigarettes are responsible for an extra 60,000 smoking-related deaths per year in the United States.

Traditional smoking-related death totals already account for nearly two dozen diseases -- from obvious (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer) to the more obscure (acute myeloid leukemia and aortic aneurysm).

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