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The 2004 Surgeon Generalís Report on the health consequences of smoking describes a long list of diseases with sufficient evidence to infer a causal relationship with smoking.

Note to instructor(s): For more detailed information and literature citations regarding risks for these tobacco-related illnesses, refer to the Pathophysiology of Tobacco-Related Disease module or the Surgeon Generalís Report at http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/smokingconsequences


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2004. Available at http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/smokingconsequences. Accessed May 29, 2004.

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