The Effects Of Smoking On The Disease And Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Smoking can cause autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. In particular, smoking can double a persons’ risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Tobacco use can also be accredited for the periodic flare-ups of particular symptoms and signs of certain autoimmune diseases. Recently, smoking cigarettes has been linked to type two diabetes, which is also known as adult-onset diabetes. Research shows that those who smoke are 30% to 40% more likely to develop type than diabetes than anyone who does not smoke. In addition, the more cigarettes a person smokes, the higher their risk will be for developing diabetes (Schauer et al., 2013). Another disease that can arise from the use of tobacco products is cancer. As the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012) reports, “tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals…about 70 of the chemicals are known to cause cancer”. Smoking accounts for about one-third of all deaths due to cancer. The overall rate of death from cancer is twice as high for smokers than it is for nonsmokers, while heavier smokers have a rate of death that is four times greater than a nonsmokers. The most common type of cancer caused by tobacco use is lung cancer. Particularly, cigarette smoking is associated with almost 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer (Hetch, 2003). Tobacco use is also known to cause cancer in the trachea, bronchus, esophagus, oral cavity, lip, nasopharynx, nasal cavity, larynx, stomach, bladder, pancreas,…

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