Sunday, March 20, 2016

An excerpt from article written by David Heitz on Click here to be redirected to full artilce on why smoking is so bad for + individuals

Why cigarettes are so bad for people with HIV
By now most people with HIV have had heard the lecture: Because HIV produces a chronic state of inflammation in the body,quitting smoking greatly cuts down on the chances of a getting sick or even dying prematurely. For long-term survivors, catching an opportunistic infection and dying of AIDS is much less of a problem than it used to be (although smoking batters the immune system and doesn’t help with that either). People with HIV today are much more likely to die of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and certain cancers, all of which are caused by inflammation. Smoking aggravates that inflammation.

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