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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hi Smokers - These things only for you...

Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer mortality in the United States. Each year about 438,000 people die from illnesses related to cigarette smoking. Cigarettes kill more Indians and Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined.

Cigarette smoking accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths. It is a major cause of cancers of the lung, larynx(voice box), oral cavity, pharynx(throat), esophagus (swallowing tube connected to the stomach), and bladder, and it contributes to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, kidney, stomach, and also some leukemias. Smoking is responsible for about 87% of lung cancer deaths. The lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, and is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Lung cancer is disease that can in many cases be prevented. 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 like this...


Smoking can cause a slow painful death, see above last figure. Smoking has also been linked to other health problems, including gum disease, cataracts, bone thinning, hip fractures, and peptic ulcers. It is also linked to macular degeneration, an eye disease that can cause blindness. Furthermore, the smoke from cigarettes (called secondhand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke) has a harmful health effect on those exposed to it.

If you have used tobacco in any form, now or in the past, tell your health care provider so he or she can be sure that you have right preventive health care. For example, you will want to regularly check the inside of your mouth for any changes and have an oral exam by your doctor or dentist if you do find any changes or problems.By doing this tobacco users may be able to find oral changes and leukoplakia (white patches on the mouth membranes) early. This may help prevent oral cancer. You should also be aware of any of the following any change in a cough (for example, you cough up more phlegm than usual), a new cough, coughing up blood, hoarseness, trouble breathing, wheezing, headaches, chest pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, general fatigue (feeling tired all the time), repeated respiratory infections.

Any of these could be signs of lung cancer or a number of other lung conditions and you should report any symptom to your doctor. If you have any health concerns that you think may be related to your cigarette smoking, please see your health care provider as quickly as possible. Taking care of yourself and getting treatment for small problems will give you the best chance for successful treatment. So please should avoid the cigarette smoking, it causes injured our health. Take care bye.

3 comments:

lou said...

the post is very educational but the pictures were gross...

adelen said...

There is now a new quit smoking drug available in the market. This latest breakthrough is known as Chantix. It is able to help smokers snub out their addiction by working on the brain.

chantix said...

Smoking is one of the most important factor for cancer.Do you know why chantix is so popular for quite smoking. Because it gives very good results and FDA approved Chantix Pill for Quit smoking !

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