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Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.
More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.

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The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Learn about the basics of the flu.
If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attach worse. Quitting smoking can add years to your life.
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The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. This page has resources to help answer your questions about the flu vaccine.
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The effects of Drug Use have a wide range of negative effect on our population and the communities in which we live. Drug use among our nation’s youth remains a…
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