Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction—What’s the Connection?

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We all know that cigarette smoking is not good for us. But with the recent rash of deaths attributed to a mysterious vaping-related lung disease, many people are rethinking their smoking habit in an effort to save their lungs. Dr. Danoff reveals one more reason that it’s wise to give up smoking.

Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction—What’s the Connection?

You’ve probably heard the recent reports of a fatal lung disease attributed to vaping. But cigarettes, electronic or traditional, can do even more harm than you may think. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor in the development of erectile dysfunction, a fact that is backed by a formidable body of medical research. And since vaping tobacco products delivers nicotine to the body, the risk likely extends to e-cigarettes as well.


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     —Bill Maher, host of HBO’s
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Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS, is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Danoff is a graduate of Princeton University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Yale University with honors. He completed his urologic surgical training and fellowship at Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following his training, he served as a major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. For more than a quarter century, Dr. Danoff taught on the clinical faculty of UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he is attending urologic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is the founder and president of the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group, the leading urologic practice serving the Southern California community for over thirty years. Dr. Danoff and his wife, Israeli singer Hedva Amrani, are longtime residents of Beverly Hills, California, and have two children: Aurele Danoff, an attorney, and Doran Danoff, a composer.


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