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Smoking and Health Statistics

If youíre a smoker you've probably already heard that smoking can be detrimental to your health. With both coughing and trouble breathing, after even light physical activity, most smokers are reminded daily. Many serious ailments are related to smoking - here are some important statistics:

There are numerous diseases and illnesses that smoking cigarettes increases the chances of acquiring:

Increased Health Risks Include:

  • 2 to 4 times more likely to have a stroke
  • 13 times more likely for women and 23 times for men to develop lung cancer
  • 2 to 4 times more likely to have coronary heart disease
  • 12 to 13 times more likely to die of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema and chronic bronchitis
  • 3+ more times likely to develop non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disorders:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Smoking can cause coronary heart disease which is the leading cause of death in the United States
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Smoking cigarettes reduces blood circulation which in turn narrows arteries and increases the risk of peripheral vascular disease

Increased Risk for Cancer
The leading cause of cancer and death from cancer in the United States is smoking. Inhaling chemicals causes mutations within the body and those mutations how cancer can start.

Cancers caused by smoking (not comprehensive)

  • Lung cancer
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Mouth cancer
  • Cancer of the pharynx
  • Stomach cancer
  • Cervical cancer

Increased Risk for Birth Defects
There are many adverse effects regarding reproduction, pregnancy and early childhood development that are linked to smoking cigarettes. They include effects due to smoking before and/or during pregnancy.

Increased risk of adverse reproductive and early childhood effects include:

  • Stillbirth
  • Low birth weight
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Infertility
  • Preterm delivery
  • Impotence
  • Cleft lip or palate

Endangered Families and Friends
Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke from the end of a cigarette (side stream smoke) and the smoke exhaled by the smoker (mainstream smoke). Because side stream smoke does not go through the filter it is riskier than directly inhaled smoke from a cigarette or mainstream smoke. It has a higher concentration of carcinogens. Because of that it is especially bad for young children and people who are already ill.

Some of the health risks associated with this type of smoke include:

  • Increased risk of lung cancer
  • Linked to childhood leukemia and other cancers
  • Accounts for nearly 50,000 deaths for non-smokers per year (in the U.S.)

With such a long list of risks and dangers associated with smoking it's not surprising that to learn that the combined number of deaths caused by AIDS, traffic accidents, breast cancer and drug addiction, for people under 70, is less than the number of people who die of smoking related deaths each year.

Stoptober quit smoking campaign to back e-cigarettes for the first time

New television adverts launched by Public Health England (PHE) encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, to overcome their addiction. But on Tuesday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued guidance expressing ...

Published:  Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:43:05 GMT



Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

The annual Stoptober campaign in England is embracing e-cigarettes for the first time - in a sign vaping is being seen as the key to getting people to quit. Health experts have tended to shy away from explicitly promoting e-cigarettes. But the government ...

Published:  Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:13:00 GMT



Ontario County offers services to help you quit smoking

Quitting tobacco and overcoming nicotine addiction can be excruciatingly difficult. Beyond the physical and mental aspect of kicking the habit, there's a behavioral side of things, too. "It takes seven to 10 attempts for people to quit," says ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:19:00 GMT



If You Want To Quit Smoking, Read This Book

Allen Carr encourages you to continue smoking as you read, but I finished The Book in one afternoon, mostly because it was so fucking boring that I couldn't fathom stretching it out over multiple days. Yeah, it's boring. It's incredibly repetitive, to the ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:20:00 GMT



Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

The research involved 70 pregnant women who wanted to quit smoking and reported smoking in response to stress, anger and anxiety. "These women use smoking as a way to manage their negative feelings," Bradizza says. "Many experience poverty ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:11:00 GMT



Quit Smoking with Middlesex

When you participate in Middlesex Hospital's smoking intervention program, there's extra incentive to quit smoking or stop using other tobacco products. Fall smoking intervention classes will be held at the Russell Library, 123 Broad Street in Middletown ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT



Man pushes for smoking ban at Waterloo parks

Vestal quit smoking 16 years ago, and although his mouth hasn't touched a cigarette for years, he says he still feels the effects. "I have trouble breathing when people are smoking around me," said Vestal. In order to prevent children in the community from ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:18:00 GMT



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