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Flashcards in PH: Smoking Deck (5):
1

How does smoking affect the length of life?

Tends to reduce life expectancy by about 10 years

2

What are the common causes of smoking related deaths

Heart disease, stroke, chronic bronchitis (emphysema), lung cancer, other cancers and other diseases

3

What are common causes of morbidity in smokers?

Chronic bronchitis/emphysema, peripheral arterial disease, peptic ulcer, hip fracture and cataracts

4

How does weight tend to change alongside smoking cessation?

On average about 5kg of weight is put on

5

What drugs may be used to aid in smoking cessation?

> Varenicline – a selective nicotinic reception partial agonist
> Bupropion – developed an anti-depressant, antagonist of various neuronal receptors, mechanism in smoking cessation poorly understood