Tobacco smoking: why start?

  title={Tobacco smoking: why start?},
  author={The Lancet},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • T. Lancet
  • Published 2 October 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
Sc ie nc e Ph ot o Li br ar y Tobacco smoking is a sad testament to humankind’s propensity to self-harm. It has been known for many years that all who partake for long periods will seriously damage their cardiovascular system, not to mention greatly increasing their risk of developing lung cancer. Worldwide, 5 million deaths result each year, concentrated in underprivileged populations. Nicotine is not the only potent addictive agent at work—as new generations of smokers in the developing world… Expand

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