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Smoking and importence

06/28/2002

Question:

What is the "known" link between smoking and impotence?

Answer:

A recent medical article states that `Tobacco consumption also produces immediate and long term effects on erections that are sometimes dramatic. Giving up smoking often leads to improvement. It is surprising that impotence is not cited more often as a persuasive reason for giving up smoking.`

BMJ 1999;318:245-247 ( 23 January )

Clinical review ABC of sexual health: Male sexual problems

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Response by:

Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati