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Smoking

bulletSmoking (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, drug substances) is bad for the heart, lungs, and vocal tract.
bulletAll smoke inhalants have a negative effect on the vocal tract and lungs
bullet Smoking causes glottal irritation and dries out mucous membrane linings of the nose and throat
bulletAvoid second-hand smoke
bulletAvoid breathing air polluted by smoke and other pollutants such as smog
bulletSmoking is the leading cause of  lung cancer and  laryngeal cancer. It also causes emphysema and heart disease
bulletMarijuana smoke is even more harmful to the body than cigarette smoke

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