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Smoking, particularly among men, may cause or aggravate lower back pain, according to a survey conducted by a doctor at the Gunma University School of Medicine.

Tetsuya Otani polled 6,891 people aged between 40 and 69 who live in the city of Isezaki, Gunma Prefecture, and found the number of people who suffer backache increased correspondingly with the number of cigarettes they smoked.

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