The detrimental health effects of cigarette smoking, including the increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disorders, and pulmonary diseases, are well established.
Although most smokers express a desire to quit, 46 million Americans continue to smoke because of the nicotine addiction associated with the habit.
The author, in this paper, describes the magnitude of the health risks related to various forms of tobacco use and proposes that smokeless tobacco be recommended as a cigarette substitute by persons who cannot stop smoking.
This proposal is made because smokeless tobacco is associated with far fewer and considerably less serious health consequences than is smoking.
Mots-clés Pascal : ORL pathologie, Tabagisme, Tumeur maligne, Exploration, Prévention, Homme, Tabac, Tabac sans fumée, Nicotine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : ENT disease, Tobacco smoking, Malignant tumor, Exploration, Prevention, Human, Tobacco, Smokeless tobacco, Nicotine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0641050
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 09/06/1995.