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You will surely quit smoking after reading this

Person who keep smoking will die because of the habit. Each year about 480,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes kills than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined.

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New Vois Association of the Philippines president and cancer survivor Emer Rojas and a “Yosi Kadiri” mascot present graphic warning labels showing the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. The anti-smoking campaign “Cigarettes Are Eating You Alive!” Photo Source: abs-cbnnews

Cancers caused by smoking

Cigarette smoking accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths. It’s linked with an increased risk of these cancers:

  • Lung
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Oral Cavity (mouth, tongue, and lips)
  • Nose and Sinuses
  • Pharynx (throat)
  • Esophagus (tube connecting the throat to the stomach)
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Cervix
  • Kidney
  • Bladder
  • Ovary (a type called mucinous ovarian cancer)
  • Colorectum (the colon and/or the rectum)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia

Smoking accounts for 87% of lung cancer deaths in men and 70% in women. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, and is one of the hardest cancers to treat.

Lung cancer can often be prevented. Some religious groups that promote non-smoking as part of their religion, such as Mormons and Seventh-day Adventists, have much lower rates of lung cancer and other smoking-related cancers. You will surely quit smoking after reading this.

 

Source: cancer.org

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