Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than previously known, including liver and colon cancer, blindness, diabetes and erectile dysfunction, said a major US government report on Friday.
Top health officials gathered at the White House to announce the latest Surgeon General's findings on smoking, five decades after the first landmark report of its kind alerted the public that cigarettes caused lung cancer.
Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States, killing nearly half a million Americans a year.
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