“Smoke? STOP!!”

University of Arkansas Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

 

Format             Online article 

 

Topics discussed are the secondary complications related to spinal cord injury (SCI), which include pressure sores, bone loss, pain, and reproductive health.  Smoking exacerbates these secondary conditions and puts the person with spinal cord injury at greater risk of complications.  Smoking affects the respiratory and cardiovascular functioning of smokers with SCI and can cause bladder cancer, osteoporosis, increase in pressure sores, reduced sexual functioning in men with SCI who smoke, and reproductive health complications in women with SCI who smoke.  The benefits of quitting are outlined.

 

Contact URL  http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=108408

 

 

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University of Arkansas Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

619 19th Street South, SRC 529
Birmingham, AL 35249

(205) 934-3283