Cigarettes can cause blindness

Cigarettes can cause blindnessSmoking can lead to vision loss. As was established by the British scientists, this habit four times increases the likelihood of developing age-related degeneration of the retina. They argue that only in the UK Smoking is caused 53900 cases of organ of vision, of which 17800 cases ended in complete blindness. This work was performed by a team of researchers from the University of Manchester and Bolton hospital. Based on the results of their work, they claim that every fifth case of age-related retinal degeneration can be attributed to Smoking patient. They also noted that smokers disease develops ten years earlier than those who do not smoke. Authors are encouraged to spend more time on promotion of Smoking cessation in connection with the risk of vision loss, and other more common problems such as lung cancer. They note that it is important for individuals to understand that the decision to quit the habit can change the situation, as in former smokers, the risk of disease is only slightly higher than non-smokers. The results of the study, the head of which was the surgeon-ophthalmologist, Simon Kelly (Simon Kelly), were published in the British Medical Journal.

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