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  1. page Peripheral Arterial Disease - Gangrene edited Gangrene Gangrene is the death of tissue in part of the body, smoking can cause gangrene. http:/…
    Gangrene
    Gangrene is the death of tissue in part of the body, smoking can cause gangrene.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007218.htm
    You can double your risk of Gangrene if u start smoking before the age of 16.
    http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/tobacco-warnings-factsheets-gangrene
    Smoking damages your blood vessels usually resulting in gangrene. Smoking causes 68 percent of Gangrene among males and 61 percent among females.
    http://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/cancer_inst/campaigns/pdf/tobacco_gangrene_factsheet_20060502.pdf
    How many years of smoking does it take until you get gangrene?
    It can take 4 years or it can take 40 years but you can never tell. So in the end the best way to avoid gangrene is to not smoke at all.
    http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question
    Gangrene is a complication of necrosis or cell death characterized by the decay of body tissues, which become black (and/or green) and malodorous. It is caused by infection or ischemia, such as from thrombosis. It is usually the result of critically insufficient blood supply[1] (e.g.,peripheral vascular disease) and is often associated with diabetes and long-term smoking[citation needed]. This condition is most common in the lower extremities. The best treatment for gangrene is revascularization of the affected organ, which can reverse some of the effects of necrosis and allow healing. Other treatments include debridement and surgical amputation. The method of treatment is generally determined depending on location of affected tissue and extent of tissue loss./index?qid=20090824014904AA2Gxy1
    Gangrene is common to get in feet and legs. Gangrene always leads to amputation.
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    Gangrene, on someone age 28
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  2. page Emphysema edited Emphysema {em2.jpg} {em1.jpg} A Diseased Lung ​ ​ WHAT IS EMPHYSEMA? Emphysema is basicall…
    Emphysema
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    WHAT IS EMPHYSEMA?
    Emphysema is basically a long term disease that causes shortness of breath. Here is a great over view of Emphysema.
    WHAT CAUSES EMPHYSEMA?
    Cigarette smoking is the number 1 cause of Emphysema, it is also the most preventable cause of Emphysema.
    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EMPHYSEMA?
    There are many different types of emphysema some of which include;
    Pulmonary Emphysema,
    alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency Emphysema,(very good website)
    WHAT ARE THE SYPTOMS TO LOOK FOR?
    Some symptoms of emphysema are; Wheezing, swollen ankels and coughing,
    IS THERE ANY WAY TO STOP EMPHYSEMA?
    There are many different treatments- but no cures for Emphysema.

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  3. page Lung Cancer edited LUNG CANCER Smoking is the cause of many Lung Cancers. With approximately 90% of Lung Cancer dea…
    LUNG CANCER
    Smoking is the cause of many Lung Cancers. With approximately 90% of Lung Cancer deaths around the world being due to smoking, in Australia, 89% of deaths caused by lung cancer for men, and 70% for women. In 2001, 8,275 deaths were recorded in Australia (4,657 men and 2,382 women). the age of which young people start smoking will have an impact on their risk of developing lung cancer. The younger they start out, the higher the risk it will be for them to devolop the cancer at a later age.
    What is Lung Cancer?Lung cancer is a growth of abnormal cells inside the lung. These cells happen to reproduce much faster than normal cells. These cells stick together to form an unnatural growth inside the lung, known sometimes as a tumour.
    What are the symptoms?
    Some of the ways to tell you have lung cancer is to have a look at the symptoms
    SYMPTOMS
    - Reoccuring cough
    - Blood in Sputum
    - Shortness of breath
    - Feeling weak
    - Losing weight
    - Pain centered in the ribcage
    - Reoccuring pneunomia or bronchitis
    - Headaches or seizures
    - Swelling of the neck and face
    - Major fatigue
    Types of Lung cancer :
    There are two main of lung cancer, depending on how the cells look under the microscope: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. the two different types of lung cancerprogress in different ways, there for, the treatment for each of the cancer's are different.
    {http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/grossanat/imgs/ThLungCancer-Table21.jpg} {http://images.medicinenet.com/images/Lung_8_01.gif} Picture of lung cancer {http://www.changingstates.co.uk/images/smoking-packs-new/fatal-lung-cancer.jpg} From this.......to this.......do you really need to be reminded how much damage smoking is causing your lungs. Do you really want your lungs to look like this after you have lost your fight with lung cancer???
    How can lung cancer be treated? Here is your answer. You can find the first
    segment you can find under the title surgery for lung cancer (part 1)
    This is the story of the Dewitt family.
    This is their story of how lung cancer changed their family.
    PART 1 (there are two other segments to this story)
    The films on this web page were found on you tube

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  4. page Carbon Monoxide edited Carbon Monoxide What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide, or known as CO, is a poisonous, co…

    Carbon Monoxide
    What is Carbon Monoxide?
    Carbon Monoxide, or known as CO, is a poisonous, colourless and odourless gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of carbon-containing fuels. Cigarette smoke contains very high levels of CO. Because Carbon Monoxide can not be smelt or seen and is deadly, it is known as "the silent killer ". Over 200 people die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning each year.
    How does Carbon Monoxide relate to smoking and what are the effects?
    CO attaches to the haemoglobin in red blood cells this prevents the affected cells from carrying a full load of oxygen around the blood. Carbon Monoxide is actually 200 times more likely to bind itself together with haemoglobin then the oxygen molecule is, and for this reason it is highly toxic. Basically smoking tobacco largely increases the amount of CO substance in your blood. Having too much CO makes it difficult to carry oxygen through the bloodstream . Having less oxygen in your bloodstream can be very harmful.
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    Carbon monoxide pays its part in blood clotting as it also thickens the blood by stimulating the production of fribinogen . The outcome is increase in thickness of the blood as it flows through tightened arteries. This results in a decrease of blood flow and then of course the tissues of the human body now lack oxygen. The further the tissues are away from the heart and lungs the greater the effect. It affects the tissues of the feet and hands the most but all tissues in the body are affected.
    People with high CO levels in their blood will feel very tired and fatigued. For people with chronic heart disease , it increases chest pain. In healthy people, inhaling higher levels of carbon monoxide may cause flu-like symptoms but with no fever. These are symptoms such as:
    - Headaches
    - Dizziness
    - Weakness
    - Sleepiness and loss of energy
    - Nausea and vomiting
    - Depression
    - Confusion
    - Disorientation- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
    - Shortness of breath
    - Loss of hearing
    - Blurry vision
    - Seizures
    - Cardiac arrest
    - Respiratory failure
    - Ringing in the ears
    With very high levels of CO in the body, perhaps from a heavy smoker, it will cause loss of consciousness or death, it can also cause heart disease. The health effects of CO however varies for each person.
    What are levels of CO in a smoker and non smoker?
    The normal levels of CO for a non smoker differs on the levels in the air but it is usually between 0 and 8 parts per million . The CO level for a smoker varies on the time of day, the number of tobacco products smoked and how the smoke is inhaled. For someone who smokes a packet of cigarettes per day will likely have the CO level of about 20 parts per million. If they smoke two packs a day the may have a level of about 40 parts per million.
    Where is Carbon Monoxide is normally found?
    Carbon Monoxide is found in of course tobacco smoke, but it can be found and emitted in places such as:
    car exhaust
    indoor charcoal grills
    faulty fireplaces and chimneys
    fires
    fuel burning equipment such as gasoline engines, gas logs, and gas space heaters
    faulty gas water heaters or clothes dryers
    gas appliances and heaters in cabins or campers, pools, and spas
    How to test for CO levels in a person
    Many years ago there was only one way to measure how much smoke and CO someone had absorbed. It was to take a blood sample and send it into a lab for analysis. Now we can test for CO by a quick and simple breath test . Most smoking cessation clinics use a CO monitor when assessing smokers to get an estimate of how much smoke they are inhaling and it is a way to also monitor the progress of the smoker’s treatment.
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    Pictures
    Take a look at some informative pictures about smoking
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    These two images are titled 'Cigarettes Smoke People'
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    Videos
    This is a very powerful video on smoking and can be found also by visiting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rSrrSTW0UU
    Anti Smoking Australian Commercial (2008)
    This is a very short video on Carbon Monoxide and Tar from a smoker
    Carbon Monoxide and Tar Dangers
    Carbon monoxide and tar dangers
    This video talks about cars however the things he says at the start of the video about Carbon Monoxide don't just relate to cars but to smoking too and shows how dangerous CO is.
    Cars and Carbon Monoxide
    Staying Safe In Your Car:
    Cars And Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    What is a Carbon Monoxide Monitor
    Quit Smoking:
    What is a carbon monoxide monitor?
    "A carbon monoxide monitor is a very good way of measuring the levels of carbon monoxide that you have in your system. Once a smoker has actually stopped smoking, the carbon monoxide levels are actually significantly reduced after 48 hours and it's one of the many, very quick and immediate health benefits of stopping smoking." Ruth Bosworth
    This video is found at
    [[http:// http://www.videojug.com/expertanswer/giving-up-smoking-2/what-is-a-carbon-monoxide-monitor]]
    It would be worth having a look at as there are other videos on the same site with information on different topics about smoking.
    Handy Links For Further Information
    http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/carbon_monoxide_in_cigarettes.htm
    http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/chemicalsinsmoke/p/carbonmonoxide.htm
    http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2008/08/carbon-monoxide-in-cigarette-smoke.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide
    http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/9/3/352
    http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site649/mainpageS649P0.html
    http://firstaid.about.com/od/hazardousmaterials/qt/06_COpoisoning.htm
    http://www.orthosmoke.org/index.php/pt/Carbon%20Monoxide

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  5. page Diabetes edited Diabetes is something most people will have heard of, but what most people don't know is how it…
    Diabetes is something most people will have heard of, but what most people don't know is how it is related to smoking.
    ​Diabetes alone is dangerous, add smoking and it's lethal. For instance, even if you have diabetes it is very unlikely for a person to have a leg amputated due to blocked blood vessels, unlikely that is unless they smoke...
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    There are two things we must establish first before we start. First, that SMOKING IS BAD!!! In fact, smoking is accountable for 500 000 deaths annually in the United States.
    Second, that Diabetes is a lot more than just a sugar problem. It effects your eyes, your balance, your feet, your kidneys and your overall health and well being. Diabetes deeply effects your heart and makes you vulnerable to diseases and infections. Many Doctors with diabetic patients try to discourage them from smoking as much as possible or encourage those who do smoke to quit, but this often proves to be difficult as some patients think that the Doctors are interfering in their private lives.
    What is Diabetes?
    Diabetes is when your body fails to control its blood and glucose levels on it's own and so needs the support of injections, medicine and pace machines among other things to work properly.
    Diabetes type 1 is something you are either born with or are diagnosed with at an early age unlike Diabetes type 2 which you generally develop far later in life, usually in your mid 40's, simply by eating too many of the wrong kinds of foods and not doing enough exercise.
    How does Smoking cause Diabetes Type 2?
    Smoking causes Diabetes Type 2 simply by initiating the same problem as those with Diabetes type 2. AKA smoking raises blood glucose levels so for those suffering from high sugar levels (as is common is type 2 Diabetics) your blood glucose levels will be near impossible to control.
    To read about the consequences for Diabetics who smoke, or smokers who as a result develop diabetes, scroll down to The Risks.
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    How is Diabetes related to Smoking?
    As said in How does smoking cause Diabetes type 2, Diabetics have a hard time controlling their blood and glucose levels. Smoking raises those blood glucose levels making an already struggling insulin almost impossible to work properly.
    It is far harder for these people to control their diabetes. Diabetics who smoke are 3 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease and far more likely to have a heart attack.
    To hear stories about people who have suffered from diabetes and have become smokers, Click here
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    The Risk:
    People with diabetes who also smoke are at high risk of:
    · Life-threatening kidney diseases
    · Strokes
    · Poor circulation in legs and feet
    · Bad eye sight
    · Reduced movement and flexibility in joints
    · Developing gum disease
    · Losing their teeth
    And perhaps most importantly, premature death.
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    To read about more effects diabetes and smoking will have on your body, click on this link: Info on Diabetes
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    "Every Cigarette is doing you damage"
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    For more in formation on Smoking and Diabetes, view these websites:
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Sunday, October 11

  1. page Peripheral Arterial Disease - Gangrene edited Gangrene Gangrene is the death of tissue in part of the body, smoking can cause gangrene. http:/…
    Gangrene
    Gangrene is the death of tissue in part of the body, smoking can cause gangrene.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007218.htm
    You can double your risk of Gangrene if u start smoking before the age of 16.
    http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/tobacco-warnings-factsheets-gangrene
    Smoking damages your blood vessels usually resulting in gangrene. Smoking causes 68 percent of Gangrene among males and 61 percent among females.
    http://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/cancer_inst/campaigns/pdf/tobacco_gangrene_factsheet_20060502.pdf
    How many years of smoking does it take until you get gangrene?
    It can take 4 years or it can take 40 years but you can never tell. So in the end the best way to avoid gangrene is to not smoke at all.
    http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question
    Gangrene is a complication of necrosis or cell death characterized by the decay of body tissues, which become black (and/or green) and malodorous. It is caused by infection or ischemia, such as from thrombosis. It is usually the result of critically insufficient blood supply[1] (e.g.,peripheral vascular disease) and is often associated with diabetes and long-term smoking[citation needed]. This condition is most common in the lower extremities. The best treatment for gangrene is revascularization of the affected organ, which can reverse some of the effects of necrosis and allow healing. Other treatments include debridement and surgical amputation. The method of treatment is generally determined depending on location of affected tissue and extent of tissue loss./index?qid=20090824014904AA2Gxy1
    Gangrene is common to get in feet and legs. Gangrene always leads to amputation.
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    Gangrene, on someone age 28
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  2. page Carbon Monoxide edited Carbon Monoxide What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide, or known as CO, is a poisonous, co…

    Carbon Monoxide
    What is Carbon Monoxide?
    Carbon Monoxide, or known as CO, is a poisonous, colourless and odourless gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of carbon-containing fuels. Cigarette smoke contains very high levels of CO. Because Carbon Monoxide can not be smelt or seen and is deadly, it is known as "the silent killer ". Over 200 people die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning each year.
    How does Carbon Monoxide relate to smoking and what are the effects?
    CO attaches to the haemoglobin in red blood cells this prevents the affected cells from carrying a full load of oxygen around the blood. Carbon Monoxide is actually 200 times more likely to bind itself together with haemoglobin then the oxygen molecule is, and for this reason it is highly toxic. Basically smoking tobacco largely increases the amount of CO substance in your blood. Having too much CO makes it difficult to carry oxygen through the bloodstream . Having less oxygen in your bloodstream can be very harmful.
    {http://www.orthosmoke.org/hemoglobin_sm.jpg}
    Carbon monoxide pays its part in blood clotting as it also thickens the blood by stimulating the production of fribinogen . The outcome is increase in thickness of the blood as it flows through tightened arteries. This results in a decrease of blood flow and then of course the tissues of the human body now lack oxygen. The further the tissues are away from the heart and lungs the greater the effect. It affects the tissues of the feet and hands the most but all tissues in the body are affected.
    People with high CO levels in their blood will feel very tired and fatigued. For people with chronic heart disease , it increases chest pain. In healthy people, inhaling higher levels of carbon monoxide may cause flu-like symptoms but with no fever. These are symptoms such as:
    - Headaches
    - Dizziness
    - Weakness
    - Sleepiness and loss of energy
    - Nausea and vomiting
    - Depression
    - Confusion
    - Disorientation- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
    - Shortness of breath
    - Loss of hearing
    - Blurry vision
    - Seizures
    - Cardiac arrest
    - Respiratory failure
    - Ringing in the ears
    With very high levels of CO in the body, perhaps from a heavy smoker, it will cause loss of consciousness or death, it can also cause heart disease. The health effects of CO however varies for each person.
    What are levels of CO in a smoker and non smoker?
    The normal levels of CO for a non smoker differs on the levels in the air but it is usually between 0 and 8 parts per million . The CO level for a smoker varies on the time of day, the number of tobacco products smoked and how the smoke is inhaled. For someone who smokes a packet of cigarettes per day will likely have the CO level of about 20 parts per million. If they smoke two packs a day the may have a level of about 40 parts per million.
    Where is Carbon Monoxide is normally found?
    Carbon Monoxide is found in of course tobacco smoke, but it can be found and emitted in places such as:
    car exhaust
    indoor charcoal grills
    faulty fireplaces and chimneys
    fires
    fuel burning equipment such as gasoline engines, gas logs, and gas space heaters
    faulty gas water heaters or clothes dryers
    gas appliances and heaters in cabins or campers, pools, and spas
    How to test for CO levels in a person
    Many years ago there was only one way to measure how much smoke and CO someone had absorbed. It was to take a blood sample and send it into a lab for analysis. Now we can test for CO by a quick and simple breath test . Most smoking cessation clinics use a CO monitor when assessing smokers to get an estimate of how much smoke they are inhaling and it is a way to also monitor the progress of the smoker’s treatment.
    {http://www.bedfontusa.com/images/pico.jpg}
    Pictures
    Take a look at some informative pictures about smoking
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    These two images are titled 'Cigarettes Smoke People'
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    Videos
    This is a very powerful video on smoking and can be found also by visiting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rSrrSTW0UU
    Anti Smoking Australian Commercial (2008)
    This is a very short video on Carbon Monoxide and Tar from a smoker
    Carbon Monoxide and Tar Dangers
    Carbon monoxide and tar dangers
    This video talks about cars however the things he says at the start of the video about Carbon Monoxide don't just relate to cars but to smoking too and shows how dangerous CO is.
    Cars and Carbon Monoxide
    Staying Safe In Your Car:
    Cars And Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    What is a Carbon Monoxide Monitor
    Quit Smoking:
    What is a carbon monoxide monitor?
    "A carbon monoxide monitor is a very good way of measuring the levels of carbon monoxide that you have in your system. Once a smoker has actually stopped smoking, the carbon monoxide levels are actually significantly reduced after 48 hours and it's one of the many, very quick and immediate health benefits of stopping smoking." Ruth Bosworth
    This video is found at
    [[http:// http://www.videojug.com/expertanswer/giving-up-smoking-2/what-is-a-carbon-monoxide-monitor]]
    It would be worth having a look at as there are other videos on the same site with information on different topics about smoking.
    Handy Links For Further Information
    http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/carbon_monoxide_in_cigarettes.htm
    http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/chemicalsinsmoke/p/carbonmonoxide.htm
    http://www.healthline.com/blogs/smoking_cessation/2008/08/carbon-monoxide-in-cigarette-smoke.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide
    http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/9/3/352
    http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site649/mainpageS649P0.html
    http://firstaid.about.com/od/hazardousmaterials/qt/06_COpoisoning.htm
    http://www.orthosmoke.org/index.php/pt/Carbon%20Monoxide

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  3. page Lung Cancer edited LUNG CANCER Smoking is the cause of many Lung Cancers. With approximately 90% of Lung Cancer dea…
    LUNG CANCER
    Smoking is the cause of many Lung Cancers. With approximately 90% of Lung Cancer deaths around the world being due to smoking, in Australia, 89% of deaths caused by lung cancer for men, and 70% for women. In 2001, 8,275 deaths were recorded in Australia (4,657 men and 2,382 women). the age of which young people start smoking will have an impact on their risk of developing lung cancer. The younger they start out, the higher the risk it will be for them to devolop the cancer at a later age.
    What is Lung Cancer?Lung cancer is a growth of abnormal cells inside the lung. These cells happen to reproduce much faster than normal cells. These cells stick together to form an unnatural growth inside the lung, known sometimes as a tumour.
    What are the symptoms?
    Some of the ways to tell you have lung cancer is to have a look at the symptoms
    SYMPTOMS
    - Reoccuring cough
    - Blood in Sputum
    - Shortness of breath
    - Feeling weak
    - Losing weight
    - Pain centered in the ribcage
    - Reoccuring pneunomia or bronchitis
    - Headaches or seizures
    - Swelling of the neck and face
    - Major fatigue
    Types of Lung cancer :
    There are two main of lung cancer, depending on how the cells look under the microscope: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. the two different types of lung cancerprogress in different ways, there for, the treatment for each of the cancer's are different.
    {http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/grossanat/imgs/ThLungCancer-Table21.jpg} {http://images.medicinenet.com/images/Lung_8_01.gif} Picture of lung cancer {http://www.changingstates.co.uk/images/smoking-packs-new/fatal-lung-cancer.jpg} From this.......to this.......do you really need to be reminded how much damage smoking is causing your lungs. Do you really want your lungs to look like this after you have lost your fight with lung cancer???
    How can lung cancer be treated? Here is your answer. You can find the first
    segment you can find under the title surgery for lung cancer (part 1)
    This is the story of the Dewitt family.
    This is their story of how lung cancer changed their family.
    PART 1 (there are two other segments to this story)
    The films on this web page were found on you tube

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  4. page Emphysema edited Emphysema {em2.jpg} {em1.jpg} A Diseased Lung ​ ​ WHAT IS EMPHYSEMA? Emphysema is basicall…
    Emphysema
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    WHAT IS EMPHYSEMA?
    Emphysema is basically a long term disease that causes shortness of breath. Here is a great over view of Emphysema.
    WHAT CAUSES EMPHYSEMA?
    Cigarette smoking is the number 1 cause of Emphysema, it is also the most preventable cause of Emphysema.
    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EMPHYSEMA?
    There are many different types of emphysema some of which include;
    Pulmonary Emphysema,
    alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency Emphysema,(very good website)
    WHAT ARE THE SYPTOMS TO LOOK FOR?
    Some symptoms of emphysema are; Wheezing, swollen ankels and coughing,
    IS THERE ANY WAY TO STOP EMPHYSEMA?
    There are many different treatments- but no cures for Emphysema.

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  5. page Diabetes edited Diabetes is something most people will have heard of, but what most people don't know is how it is…
    Diabetes is something most people will have heard of, but what most people don't know is how it is related to smoking.
    ​Diabetes alone is dangerous, add smoking and it's lethal. For instance, even if you have diabetes it is very unlikely for a person to have a leg amputated due to blocked blood vessels, unlikely that is unless they smoke...
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    There are two things we must establish first before we start. First, that SMOKING IS BAD!!! In fact, smoking is accountable for 500 000 deaths annually in the United States.
    Second, that Diabetes is a lot more than just a sugar problem. It effects your eyes, your balance, your feet, your kidneys and your overall health and well being. Diabetes deeply effects your heart and makes you vulnerable to diseases and infections. Many Doctors with diabetic patients try to discourage them from smoking as much as possible or encourage those who do smoke to quit, but this often proves to be difficult as some patients think that the Doctors are interfering in their private lives.
    What is Diabetes?
    Diabetes is when your body fails to control its blood and glucose levels on it's own and so needs the support of injections, medicine and pace machines among other things to work properly.
    Diabetes type 1 is something you are either born with or are diagnosed with at an early age unlike Diabetes type 2 which you generally develop far later in life, usually in your mid 40's, simply by eating too many of the wrong kinds of foods and not doing enough exercise.
    How does Smoking cause Diabetes Type 2?
    Smoking causes Diabetes Type 2 simply by initiating the same problem as those with Diabetes type 2. AKA smoking raises blood glucose levels so for those suffering from high sugar levels (as is common is type 2 Diabetics) your blood glucose levels will be near impossible to control.
    To read about the consequences for Diabetics who smoke, or smokers who as a result develop diabetes, scroll down to The Risks.
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    How is Diabetes related to Smoking?
    As said in How does smoking cause Diabetes type 2, Diabetics have a hard time controlling their blood and glucose levels. Smoking raises those blood glucose levels making an already struggling insulin almost impossible to work properly.
    It is far harder for these people to control their diabetes. Diabetics who smoke are 3 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease and far more likely to have a heart attack.
    To hear stories about people who have suffered from diabetes and have become smokers, Click here
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    The Risk:
    People with diabetes who also smoke are at high risk of:
    · Life-threatening kidney diseases
    · Strokes
    · Poor circulation in legs and feet
    · Bad eye sight
    · Reduced movement and flexibility in joints
    · Developing gum disease
    · Losing their teeth
    And perhaps most importantly, premature death.
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    To read about more effects diabetes and smoking will have on your body, click on this link: Info on Diabetes
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    "Every Cigarette is doing you damage"
    For more in formation on Smoking and Diabetes, view these websites:
    - http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/d/diabetes/intro.htm http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16695 http://smoking.ygoy.com/smoking-and-diabetes/ http://www.quit.org.au/article.asp?ContentID=6587

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