US Pharm. 2008;33(10):1.

Smoking is a tough habit to break; some may even say it is an addiction. While the debate over whether it is a habit or an addiction lingers on, there is no shortage of medical literature proving it is hazardous to your health. The medical literature is loaded with studies supporting the fact that smoking weakens the immune system, which leaves a smoker more prone to a host of complications like increased risk of infections, illnesses that last longer, greater complications from surgery, lower bone density, and a long list of other problems. Then there are the risks of cancer and heart-related problems. There seems to be no end to what smoking does to the human body.

To say smoking is a health hazard understates the toxic and sometimes lethal nature of cigarettes and tobacco products. Even the Surgeon General developed warnings to put on cigarette packaging that talk about smoking causing lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and complications of pregnancy. I guess that