Smoking's Effects on Secondary Complications of Spinal Cord Injury (Video)

Smoking's Effects on Secondary Complications of Spinal Cord Injury
This 11 minute video focuses on how many complications people experience after SCI are only made worse with smoking. Topics include respiratory complications (pneumonia), cardiovascular complications (blood flow), bladder cancer, osteoporosis (bone loss), pressure ulcers, pain, erectile dysfunction, and reproductive health for women. Also discussed, the almost equal harmful effects of secondhand smoke, how to quit smoking, and the benefits of quitting.



This video was produced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was funded by grant #591 from the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517. Opinions expressed in this presentation are not necessarily those of the granting agency.

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