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Tobacco Research

Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemicals including nicotine, carbon monoxide, heavy metals, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and others that harm health.

Smoking has been strongly associated with numerous diseases, including lung cancer, chronic-obstructive pulmonary disease, exacerbation of asthma, low birth weight, and heart disease.

EHIB investigators study the effects of smoking and environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) exposure in relation to pregnancy and reproductive outcomes.​​

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