Facts about Smoking
- More than 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease annually and an additional 50,000 die each year from exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Formaldehyde, Arsenic, Ammonia, Acetone, Pesticide and Lead are among the 600 chemical additives that have been approved by the government to be in cigarettes and when burned they create more than 4,000 chemicals.
- Secondhand smoke accounts for approximately 3,400 lung cancer deaths and 46,000 heart disease deaths in adults each year.
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- Improving your appearance – smoking gives you bad breath, stains your teeth and causes wrinkles.
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Health Dangers of Smoking
- Smoking can cause coronary heart disease, stroke and the following types of cancers: bladder, esophageal, laryngeal, lung, oral, throat, cervical, kidney, stomach, and pancreatic.
- Smoking increases your chance of type 2 diabetes. Smokers with diabetes are at higher risk for more serious health problems.
- Smoking can lead to lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
If you are a smoker and looking for help to quit please call to make an appointment at 847-255-7474.