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Smoking boosts pain intensity

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Pain Practice (2013) DOI:10.1111/papr.12067

Smoking may increase the intensity of chronic pain experienced by older people, in light of a postal questionnaire completed by 1,141 people aged between 65 and 103 years in Sweden. Of these, 38.5 per cent reported chronic pain and 9 per cent smoked.

Researchers asked participants to rate average pain during the last week on a sc

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