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Smoking is associated with significant health risks, including a few listed below.
- Cancer -- Cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, esophagus and more
- Frequent colds
- Chronic bronchitis
- Heart disease
Other Negatives Your Date Won't Like
- Stained teeth
- Bad breath
- Clothes, hair, hands, room and car reek of smoke
- Premature face wrinkles
- Diminished sense of taste and smell
- Smoking drains your wallet ($2.25 or more a pack)
Bettina McAdoo , M.D.