Global information statement – Smoking and MS
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Two billion people on the planet smoke cigarettes, that means more than one in four people smoke. Did you know that people who smoke have up to 50 % higher risk of developing MS than non-smokers? Smokers are also more likely to progress from relapsing-remitting to progressive MS, and have higher levels of long-term disability. Giving up smoking can lower your relapse rate, reduce symptoms, and delay the onset of progressive MS. This resource looks at the impact of smoking on MS and why to call it quits.
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With thanks to the Fondation ARSEP for translating this resource into French.