Smoking : Do you really know the risks?

You probably know about  the relationship between smoking and lung cancer, but did you know smoking is also linked to heart disease, stroke and other chronic lung diseases?  Smoking can also increase your risk for cancerof the bladder, throat and mouth, kidneys, cervix and pancreas.  Thinking about quitting? Look at the facts!

Why you should quit?

*.Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States.

*.Almost one third of deaths from coronary heart disease are attributable to smoking and secondhand smoke. 

*.Smoking is linked to about 90% of lung cancer cases in the United States.

*.About 20 percent of adult men and about 16 percent of adult women smoke.

*.The highest percentage of people who smoke are between the ages of 21 and 34.

*.About 54 percent of American children ages 3-11 are exposed to secondhand smoke.

*.On average, smokers die more than 10 yearsearlier than nonsmokers. 

*.You can be one of the millions of people who successfully quit every year.


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