Researchers in Japan found a significant link between smoking and Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The disease causes blindness.
Those who smoke had a much stronger affiliation with the disease. Seventy five % of them smoke compared to only 40% of those who didn’t have the disease.
After taking other factors into account, smokers still had a five times the risk for AMD.
The result of the study is an alert for those who are concerned with AMD to avoid tobacco use. Smoking is an avoidable health risk factor that can be eliminated.
For youths and young adults it’s a health warning that smoking can make them blind later in life
Our health program empowers and motivates others to quit smoking for their health’s sake.