Smoking Somehow Even Worse Than You ThoughtS

Sure, everyone knows that smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and stankness. But that's not all!

The US Surgeon General, Mr. (some guy), has added a few things to the Official List of Bad Things About Smoking. To whit, via the Washington Post:

Smoking is a cause of liver cancer and colorectal cancer, the fourth-most-diagnosed form of the disease in the United States, Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak found in a report released Friday. In addition, he said, smoking is a cause of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, age-related macular degeneration, erectile dysfunction and rheumatoid arthritis. It can impair the immune system, worsen asthma and cause cleft lips and palates in fetuses. And exposure to secondhand smoke can cause strokes.

The report also said that cigarettes today are far more likely to give you lung cancer than in the past. Thanks, tobacco company scientists!

The report does not state that smoking is no longer cool, so everyone keep smoking.

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