The ACS, or the American Cancer Society, has deemed the 19th of November to be the Great American Smokeout day. The showdown begins with the Great Smokeout, a campaign devised to raise awareness concerning the dangers of first-hand and second-hand smoking.
Smoking may be perceived by some of us as being a small indulgence rather than a vice. But, truth be spoken, leaving aside the inevitable drama, puffing from that cigar is not quite the best thing for your health. All over the world, numerous campaigns solicit the attention of those who chose to light that brain tablet in order to cap up a busy day at work.
But, lighting up that cigaroot ultimately proves to be detrimental for your health. According to some number posted by the American Cancer Society, it seem that 1 out of 5 American adults smoke tobacco products. Running the statistics, we manage to come up with a big number, followed by many zeroes. Apparently over 43 million Americans are enticed by the whirling cigarette smoke.
Ironically, it would seem that out little pleasure is guilty as charged when it comes to cancer. Doctors tend to agree when they point out that smoking causes 30 percent of cancers. Moreover, lighting up that cigarette literally means driving another nail through your coffin. The ACS predicts that over 500000 people die each year due to first-hand smoking.
And things get uglier. It would seem that the life expectancy of a male adults is reduced by 13.2 years, while female life expectancy is skimmed by 14.5. Also, another smoke can boost the risk of developing lung cancer, before the age of 85 years, by over 22 percent.
The showdown begins with the Great Smokeout, another form to show people what they’ll be exposing themselves to when they smoke cigarettes. Smoking has been known to induce several vascular disorders such as stenosis. Moreover, there is an increased change of suffering from brain and heart strokes. And the effects seem to be much more dramatic when it comes to expecting mother. Smoking during pregnancy can affect the fetus’s development, making him prone to congenital malformations.
Smoking also affects our love life. It would seem that the compounds inside the cigarette are responsible of inducing impotence in males and sterility in females.
Tobacco smoke contains a mixture of substances, most of them deemed to be carcinogenic. Over 5000 of them are known to produce cancerous tumors.
And if this doesn’t talk you into quitting, maybe the financial aspect will. According to a statistic, an American smoker would spend up to 1800 dollar per year on cigarettes.