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Tobacco health risks

Tobacco health risks

Overview

In general, chronic exposure to nicotine may cause an acceleration of coronary artery disease, peptic ulcer disease, reproductive disturbances, esophageal reflux, elevated blood pressure, fetal illnesses and death, and delayed wound healing.

Update Date 9/26/2015

Updated by: Daniel N. Sacks MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology in private practice, West Palm Beach, FL. Review Provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.