The hazards of smoking go far beyond lung cancer and heart disease. In fact, it would take microscopic print to list every potential warning on cigarette packages. Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the dangers of smoking.
1. Smoking raises the risk of many types of cancer. Which of these cancers has been linked to smoking?
a. Cervical cancer
b. Bladder cancer
c. Pancreatic cancer
d. Breast cancer
e. Cancer of the esophagus
f. None of the above
g. All of the above
2. Smoking can hamper the sexual function of both men and women.
3. Smoking causes stomach ulcers.
4. Heavy smokers are especially vulnerable to which of the following mood disorders?
c. Panic disorder
e. All of the above
5. Which of these gynecological disorders is especially common among women who smoke?
b. Early menopause
c. Pelvic inflammatory disease
d. All of the above
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6. Smoking is the primary cause of emphysema, a degenerative lung disease. What is the most important step in treating this disease?
a. Avoid exposure to airborne irritants
b. Take the medicine your doctor prescribes
c. Stop smoking
d. Participate in oxygen therapy if necessary
1. Smoking dramatically raises the risk of many types of cancer. Which of these cancers has been linked to smoking?
The correct answer is: G. All of the above
Cervical, bladder, pancreatic cancers and cancer of the esophagus are all strongly tied to cigarette smoking, as is lung cancer. There is not currently a strong cause-and-effect relationship between breast cancer and smoking, but the evidence appears to be accumulating. A report from a panel of U.S. and Canadian scientists suggests that smoking increases the risk of breast cancer and that young women face special