tobacco help please???????

Biology
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

1.          What health problems that have been addressed in this text thus far have been linked with alcohol and tobacco?

Jul 22nd, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

  1. Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includesemphysema and chronic bronchitis. Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers.

  2. Heavy or regular alcohol consumption increases the risk of developingcancers of the oral cavity (excluding the lips), pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), esophagus, liver, breast, colon, and rectum. The risk of developing cancer increases with the amount of alcohol a persondrinks.

  3. Tobacco. Tobacco use can increase blood sugar levels and lead to insulin resistance. The more you smoke, the greater your risk of diabetes. Heavy smokers — those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day — almost double their risk of developing diabetes, when compared with nonsmokers.

  4. The more alcohol you drink, the higher the risk of developing cancer and other diseases. Heavy drinking can cause cirrhosis of the liver, which can in turn cause liver cancer. Heavy drinking can also lead to stroke, high blood pressure, pancreatitis and injuries.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jul 22nd, 2015

Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!
Click here to
Refer a Friend
...
Jul 22nd, 2015
...
Jul 22nd, 2015
Dec 4th, 2016
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer