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Smoking kills about 400,000 persons a year.Smoking raises the blood preesure by 5-10 mmHg for about 30 minutes.Cigrtee contains about 4000 chemical compounds like tar ,nicotene etc.
Apart from lung cancer,cardiovscular diseases like atherosclerosis,coronary thrombosis;lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,emphysema are very common.High blood pressure,impotency,kidney failure are also related with smoking.
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