people are not aware of the link between erectile dysfunction and cigarette smoking.

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Many unaware of link between cigarettes and development of ED, study finds

October 25, 2018 - 4:30 am

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A new study from New York's Harlem Hospital has found that while most men who smoke cigarettes are very aware that their habit increases their risk for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease, they are unaware of the dramatic increase in the development of erectile dysfunction. 

The report was presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians and was based on the study of 104 patients.

Most of the participants were smokers. 

Based on this information, it can be assumed people are not aware of the link between erectile dysfunction and cigarette smoking.

Several key participants at the American College of Chest Physicians meeting felt this information would be important to help people kick the habit.