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September 7, 2005

Smokers' blindness risk 'doubled'

Topics: Health Issues

Experts are warning that smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to lose their sight to age-related macular degeneration (AND) in later life. According to researchers, the link between age-related macular degeneration and smoking is now as robust as that between smoking and lung cancer. However, most smokers remain unaware that their habit could cost them their sight.

Owing to the clear link between smoking and AMD, Alliance UK and the Royal National Institute of the Blind are now calling for specific warnings on cigarette packets.

Posted by Richard at September 7, 2005 12:01 PM



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