According to the CDC, In the US cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths every year. That is approximately 1 in 5 of all deaths in the U.S. annually. It is estimated that 1 in 2 smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.

Smoking causes damage to nearly every organ in the body and is directly responsible for many diseases. Quitting smoking lowers your risk for smoking-related diseases and can add years to your life(CDC,2017)

About 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. Smoking causes about 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, cancers, the respiratory disease just to mention a few. Remember smoking has a harmful effect on every system in your body. Leave a quality life, add more years to your life by quitting smoking. Learn and adopt healthy ways to quite your smoking habits.

According to CDC:

Quitting smoking reduces your cardiovascular risks such as against diseases conditions such as stroke, coronary artery diseases.

 Just 1 year after quitting smoking, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply.

Within 2 to 5 years after quitting smoking, your risk for stroke may reduce to about that of a nonsmoker’s.

If you quit smoking, your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, and bladder drop by half within 5 years.

Ten years after you quit smoking, your risk for lung cancer drops by half.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2017). Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking. Smoking and Death https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.html


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