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Smoking: risk to pinguie and geniture

A study reported in the BMJ adds to the growing mountain of evidence for the pernicious effects of smoking on body systems.

02 May 2010

A study reported in the BMJ adds to the growing mountain of evidence for the pernicious effects of smoking on body systems.

The study concludes that smoking “drieth the braine, dimmeth the sight, dulleth and dejecteth both the appetite and the stomack, destroyeth the concoction, disturbeth the humours, corrupteth the breath, induceth a trembling of the limbs, exsiccateth the windpipe, lungs and liver, annoyeth the milt, scorcheth the heart, and causeth the bloud to be adjusted. Moreover, it eliquateth the pinguie substance of the kidnies and absumeth the geniture."

Author Dr Tobias Venner’s conclusions can be found in A Brief and Accurate Treatise Concerning the Fume of Tobacco, Which very many, in these dayes, doe too too licentiously use (1623).


Published: 02 May 2010