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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Jul 22nd, 2015
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