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Cigarette consumption and the risk of pneumococcal disease data from Nuorti et al Decline in the risk of pneumococcal disease data from Nuorti et al Arcavi L, Benowitz NL. Cigarette Smoking and Infection. Arch Intern Med. Background Infectious diseases may rival cancer, heart disease, and chronic lung disease as sources of morbidity and mortality from smoking. We reviewed mechanisms by which smoking increases the risk of infection and the epidemiology of smoking-related infection, and delineated implications of this increased risk of infection among cigarette smokers. English-language articles and selected cross-references were included.
Albert Einstein once remarked that pipe smoking "contributed to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs. Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the fictional Sherlock Homes, who often disappeared into a haze of pipe smoke while solving his cases. Today, pipes are still a symbol of leisurely sophistication. The lengthy rituals of pipe smoking add to that aura: choosing from a variety of pipes and tobaccos, cleaning and loading the briar, puffing and tamping, then sitting in a fragrant swirl of smoke and contemplating life. Michael Thun, MD, vice president of epidemiology and surveillance for the American Cancer Society, knows the ritual well.
Smoking raises your risk for heart disease, cancer, serious lung diseases and infections such as pneumonia, and other illnesses. When you quit, your risk goes down for many serious illnesses, including heart attacks and pneumonia. Top of Page. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Once you have HIV, you have it for life. Your body cannot get rid of HIV. Smoking causes one in every five deaths in the United States each year. These illnesses can make you too sick to work disabled or even lead to an early death. They include: 1. Brian I.