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The Health Consequences of Smoking the Surgeon General's Report

By Department of Health and Human Services

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Health Consequences of Smoking the Surgeon General's Report  
Author: Department of Health and Human Services
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Health And Human Services, D. O. (n.d.). The Health Consequences of Smoking the Surgeon General's Report. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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El tabaquismo entre adultos: enfermedades coronarias y accidentes cerebrovasculares -- Las enfermedades coronarias y los accidentes cerebrovasculares (derrames cerebrales)—los tipos principales de enfermedades cardiovasculares causadas por el tabaquismo—son la primera y la tercera causa principal de muerte en Estados Unidos. Mas de 61 millones de estadounidenses sufren de algun tipo de enfermedad cardiovascular, incluida hipertension arterial, enfermedades coronarias, accidentes cerebrovasculares, insuficiencia cardiaca congestiva y otras afecciones. Mas de 2,600 estadounidenses mueren a diario a causa de una enfermedad cardiovascular, alrededor de 1 muerte cada 33 segundos. (p. 363) -- Las toxinas que se acumulan en la sangre como resultado de fumar cigarrillos contribuyen a la aparicion de la ateroesclerosis. La ateroesclerosis es el endurecimiento progresivo de las arterias causado por la acumulacion de placa grasosa y por la cicatrizacion y engrosamiento de las paredes arteriales. La inflamacion de la pared arterial y la aparicion de coagulos sanguineos pueden obstruir la circulacion de la sangre y provocar un ataque cardiaco o un accidente cerebrovascular. (p. 364 -- 365)...

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