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Smoking isn't just bad for your Lungs!

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery reports on a study that finds less lower back pain in non-smokers and previous smokers versus current smokers.


Smokers suffering from spinal disorders and related back pain reported greater discomfort than those who stopped smoking during an 8 month treatment period. Patients who had never smoked and prior smokers reported significantly less back pain than current smokers and those who had quit smoking during their care.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, December 2012

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