According to Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez, you can now add breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney failure, liver damage and all types of infections to the long list of health risks associated with each pack of cigarettes.
A recent study has expanded the number of medical problems associated with smoking. While the connection between smoking and contracting lung cancer, stroke and heart disease has been a known fact for years, the most recent findings considerably broaden the scope of risk associated with tobacco use.
Twelve strains of cancer have long been documented as major contributors to increased mortality among smokers. Now adding breast and prostate cancers — two of the most predominant forms of the disease — in the same category has caused new discussions in academic and medical groups about how to effectively help adult smokers quit and prevent youths from ever starting.
According to your Miami urologist, anyone who’s smoking and doesn’t believe that it’s going to cause some form of cancer is delusional. The data in the new study supports previously proven connections between smoking and an extensive range of health complications.
The study could also provide a stronger argument for doctors who are trying to get their patients to stop smoking. The smoking habit often begins during adolescence. And according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 80 percent of all smokers began smoking before the age of 18.
For the teen who hasn’t witnessed a horrible death caused by tobacco, it’s less likely that hearing this information will have an impact. Meanwhile, e-cigarettes — which generate a vapor instead of smoke — continue to gain popularity among teens and young adults. The health consequences of e-cigarettes are being strongly debated but little studied so far.
If you want more information regarding the effects of smoking on your prostate, contact the office of best Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez today to schedule a confidential consultation.