Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health reportSmoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than previously known, including liver and colon cancer, blindness, diabetes and erectile dysfunction, said a major US government report on Friday. Top health officials gathered at the White House to announce the latest Surgeon General's findings on smoking, five decades after the first landmark report of its kind alerted the public that cigarettes caused lung cancer. "Amazingly, 50 years in we are still finding out new ways that tobacco maims and kills people," said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas Frieden. Active smoking is now known to be a cause of 13 different cancers, as well as diabetes and age-related macular degeneration, said the report.

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