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Smoking: It’s Such A Pain, Literally

A survey conducted in the U.K. suggests smoking increases the odds of developing musculoskeletal (muscle/joint) pain. In fact, researchers found that smokers had an approximately 50 percent higher incidence of severe pain precluding them from going to work or performing activities of daily living. Moreover, ex-smokers experienced an increased frequency in pain which suggests the negative effects of smoking can be substantially long-term.

Source: Annals of Rheumatic Diseases; 2002;62:33-36.