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Quit smoking for your health and for your eyesight

18/05/2015

World No Tobacco Day takes place on 31 May to raise awareness among the population of the negative factors of smoking. Smoking is a global epidemic that kills almost six million people each year. Ten per cent of them (600,000) are non-smokers who die as a result of breathing the smoke of others[1].
Everyone knows that tobacco smoke causes a great number of highly-differing pathologies: respiratory problems, cardiovascular problems, cancers etc. However, few of us are aware that tobacco also affects eyesight and does so in a particularly destructive way.
With regard to glaucoma, a variety of studies have found a significant association between high exposure to tobacco and the appearance of the disease[2], together with the possible increase of intraocular pressure…

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