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  1. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Smoking status (yes/no): smoking status should reflect lifetime exposure to tobacco and not simply tobacco use at the time of assessment (eg, those who have given up smoking within five years should b...

  2. Erectile Dysfunction | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    It reported that drinking three or more standard alcoholic drinks per week might reduce sexual satisfaction and impair erectile function in current smokers and might have less effect in those...

  3. Smoking - The Facts | Condition Leaflet

    All these atheroma-related diseases are more common in smokers. Sexual problems . Smokers are more likely than non-smokers to have erection problems (impotence) or have ...

  4. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Condition Leaflet

    The disease is more common in people who smoke or have been smokers at some time. Viral infections. These include viruses such as the Epstein-Barr virus that causes glandular fever , and ...

  5. Infertility - a Basic Understanding | Condition Leaflet

    It has been estimated that in each menstrual cycle, smokers have about two thirds the chance of conceiving compared to non-smokers. Smoking is also harmful to a developing baby if th...

  6. Bupropion (Zyban®) | Condition Leaflet

    Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. If you are a smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, increased...

  7. Barrett's Oesophagus | Condition Leaflet

    These include losing weight if you are overweight, stopping smoking if you are a smoker and reducing your alcohol intake if you drink a lot of alcohol. See separate leaflet called Acid...

  8. Pressure Ulcers | Condition Leaflet

    Are a smoker . Are incontinent of urine or stool (faeces). This causes damp skin which is more easily damaged.

  9. Absolute Risk and Relative Risk | Condition Leaflet

    For example, the groups could be smokers and non-smokers. All sorts of groups are compared to others in medical research to see if belonging to a group increases or decreases your ri...

  10. Anogenital Warts | Condition Leaflet

    Treatment may be a little uncomfortable and cause some irritation of the skin around the area that is being treated. Also, smokers tend to respond less well to treatment, so stopping smoking ...

  11. Cholesterol | Condition Leaflet

    For example, a middle-aged male smoker who has high blood pressure and a high cholesterol level has a high risk of developing a cardiovascular disease, such as a heart attack, before the age ...

  12. Dyspepsia (Indigestion) | Condition Leaflet

    If you are a smoker, consider giving up. Don't drink too much alcohol. For dyspepsia which is likely to be due to acid reflux - when heartburn is a major symptom - the following ...

  13. Varenicline (Champix®) | Condition Leaflet

    Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. If you are a smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, increased...

  14. Smoking and Others (Passive Smoking) | Condition Leaflet

    Children and babies who live in a home where there is a smoker: Are more prone to asthma, and ear, nose and chest infections. Have an increased risk of dying from cot death (sudden i...

  15. The Benefits of Stopping Smoking | Condition Leaflet

    Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase. 1 month Skin appearance improves, owing to improved skin perfusion. 3-9 months Cough, wheezing, and breathing problem...

  16. Prostate Gland Enlargement | Condition Leaflet

    If you are a smoker then stopping smoking may significantly improve your symptoms, as nicotine irritates the bladder.

  17. Cough | Condition Leaflet

    This mainly affects smokers. Irritants such as cigarette smoke. This may be your own cigarette smoke, or from being in contact with other people's smoke (passive smoking) .

  18. Nicotine Replacement Therapy | Condition Leaflet

    Most regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. If you are a regular smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, i...

  19. Lung Cancer | Condition Leaflet

    After about fifteen years from stopping smoking, that person's risk of developing lung cancer is similar to that of a non-smoker. Other factors Non-smokers have a low risk ...

  20. Breathlessness/Breathing Difficulties | Condition Leaflet

    Pneumonia can affect the very young and the very old, asthma tends to affect young children, smokers are at greater risk of lung and heart disease and the elderly may develop heart failure.