#buergersdisease

  1. Don't Roll Em If Ya Got Em

    "He would roll his own cigarettes and it was nicotine that was on his finger that infected him when he jammed it in a car door. The nicotine led to a reaction known as thromboangiitis obliterans or Buerger’s disease which is a rare inflammatory condition affecting blood vessels i
  2. Sport legend forced to have both legs and fingers amputated due to smoking

    By Tim Hanlon A former rugby league player’s smoking has contributed to him losing both legs and four fingers. Australian Mick Healey, 71, was a star of the game in the 1970s playing most of his career with North Sydney Bears. He turned out for 56 games with them and made two appea