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Smoking Is Painful

October 3, 2013
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A recent study examined how smoking (and not smoking) impacts the pain felt by patients with spinal disorders. The study looked at over 5,000 smokers and non-smokers finding that “compared with patients who had never smoked, patients who were current smokers reported significantly greater pain…” and that “compared with patients who had continued to smoke, those who had quit smoking during the course of care reported significantly greater improvement in pain…”

In addition to causing a number of life-threatening diseases, those who smoke experience more pain from other ailments, another good reason (in a very long list) not to smoke.

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