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Can i smoke with hyperthyroidism ?

Can you smoke cigars with hyperthyroid?
Sun, 1 May 2011
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NO, BECAUSE CADMIUM FROM SMOKING IS A MAJOR RISK FACTOR FOR HYPERTHYRODISM.
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