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Why do so many smokers die early? Effect on heart or cancer?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many effects

Smoking and tobacco use in general, is a major etiologic factor in many cancers, causes lung disease, copd, in addition to lung cancer, accelerated atherosclerosis leading to heart attacks, strokes, lower limb gangrene.
Smokers in general die ten years sooner than non-smokers. Tobacco use is the largest preventable act in promoting health and wellness.

In brief: Many effects

Smoking and tobacco use in general, is a major etiologic factor in many cancers, causes lung disease, copd, in addition to lung cancer, accelerated atherosclerosis leading to heart attacks, strokes, lower limb gangrene.
Smokers in general die ten years sooner than non-smokers. Tobacco use is the largest preventable act in promoting health and wellness.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chose your poison

I'd suggest since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in this country, that it may kill more smokers than cancer, especially considering the extra burden on the heart from smoking induced copd.
Smoking also increases the risk of head+neck, bladder, and breast cancer in addition to lung cancer, so it would be very close.

In brief: Chose your poison

I'd suggest since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in this country, that it may kill more smokers than cancer, especially considering the extra burden on the heart from smoking induced copd.
Smoking also increases the risk of head+neck, bladder, and breast cancer in addition to lung cancer, so it would be very close.
Dr. Robert Warner
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Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Along with consequences of their other addictions.

In brief: Both

Along with consequences of their other addictions.
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
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