The Scoop On Smoking from ACSH: what every teen should know about tobacco

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the bottom line

The ears, eyes, nose, throat, and mouth all play important roles in your ability to perceive the world around you and smoking can increase your chances of getting many different diseases in these organs.

However, smoking doesn't just affect diseases related to these body parts -- it also affects the way that these organs function. Smoking can actually impair your ability to smell, to hear, and to taste.

just the facts

  • cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of visual disorders and blindness in the United States.

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