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Did you know? Smokers are 3 times more likely to suffer from back pain!

This is because…

– Smoking REDUCES BLOOD SUPPLY to the bones and discs of the spine, which decreases the spine’s ability to heal and causes DEGENERATION.

NICOTINE inhibits the activity of osteoblasts. OSTEOBLASTS give the bones of the spine the ability to rebuild. Over time, the bone is used up faster than it can be rebuilt, causing OSTEOPOROSIS and other DEGENERATIVE conditions.

– Smokers also have a LOWER PAIN THRESHOLD because smoking blocks the body’s natural pain relief.

Another reason to ditch the cigarettes!

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