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Smoking can damage the eyes






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Smokers can damage their eyes. Smokers are more likely to do this than non-smokers. Not many people know smoking damages the eyes. There is a campaign to tell people that smoking damages the eyes. It is called "Stub it out". This means, "stop smoking". Only 20% of people think smoking damages the eyes.

Cigarette smoke gets in the eyes. Poison and metals in the smoke damage the eyes. Smoke can cause cataracts. This is a problem where eyesight is cloudy. It needs an operation to remove the cataracts. Smoke is bad for people with diabetes and can damage eye muscles. A health group asked smokers to quit.

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