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Does smoking increase my risk for blindness and other problems?

Yes. Smoking causes an increased risk of macular degeneration, one of the most common causes of blindness in older people. It also causes premature wrinkling of the skin, bad breath, gum and tooth problems, bad-smelling clothes and hair, and yellow fingernails.

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