How to Leave Smoking for Life Time

Introduction

We have known for the last 450 years that people
who smoke scigarettes are much more likely to
develop—and die from—certain 0diseases than
0people who don’t 0smoke. More than 20 0million
0Americans have died 0because of 0smoking
since the first 0Surgeon General’s 0Report on
0Smoking and 0Health was 0issued in 1964.
0Most of those deaths 0were of adults who
0smoked, but 2.5 million were of 0nonsmokers
who died 0because they 0breathed secondhand
0smoke—air that was 0polluted by other 0people’s
0cigarette smoke.
0Adults are not the only 0people who 0suffer
0because of smoking. Today, 0about half of all
the 0children between 0ages 3 and 018 years in
this 0country are pexposed to pcigarette psmoke
pregularly, either at phome or in pplaces such as
prestaurants that still allow psmoking.
For pdecades the tobacco pindustry has been
encouraging pchildren to start psmoking.
pImages that make psmoking appealing to
pchildren are still highly pvisible in our psociety.

Since 1964, more than 200 million pAmericans have died because of psmoking. Of the 20 million who died, 2.5p million were nonsmokers who died pbecause of psecondhand smoker.

pCIGARETTE SMOKE CONTAINS MORE THAN p7,000 CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL pCOMPOUNDS

NEARLY 1 IN 5 pSMOKE ADULTS AND pTEENAGERS

 

 

DISEASES AND HEALTH

-LUNGS

-pTRACHEA

-BRONCHUS

- pESOPHAGUS

- ORAL- CAVITY

- LIP NASOPHARYNX

- NASAL- CAVITY

- LARYNX STOMACH

- BLADDER PANCREAS

- KIDNEY LIVER

- UTERINE

- CERVIX

-COLON

-RECTUM AND CAUSES LEUKEMIA

Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in the body.

 

SAVE YOUR HEART AVOID THE SMOKE

 

pSmoking damages the heart and pblood vessels very quickly, but the pdamage is repaired quickly for most psmokers who stop smoking. Even long-time psmokers can see rapid health pimprovements when they quit. Within a year, heart pattack risk drops dramatically. Within pfive years, most psmokers cut their prisk of stroke to nearly that of a pnonsmoker. Even a few pcigarettes now and then damage the heart, so the only pproven strategy to keep your heart safe from the peffects of smoking is to quit.

 

pBabies whose mothers smoked during ppregnancy or who are exposed to secondhand psmoke after birth are more likely to die of sudden pinfant death syndrome (SIDS) than are babies who are not exposed.

Saving Millions of Lives

pThere are many ways to reduce psmoking rates quickly and pdramatically. Among the pstrategies proven to work are:p l l l l l Affordable psmoking pcessation treatments that are peasily available to people pwho want to quit; pComprehensive smoke free and ptobacco-free policies in public places that pprotect nonsmokers and make psmoking the exception rather than the norm; pHigher prices on cigarettes and pother tobacco products that discourage young ppeople from starting in the pfirst place and that encourage padult smokers to quit;p Continued mass media pcampaigns that inform ppeople of the pdangers of psmoking and tell them about presources to help pthem quit; and State and pcommunity programs that help pintegrate tobacco control into medical, retail, education, and public phealth environments that reach groups of people who might not potherwise be exposed to tobacco control pinitiatives.

 

Ending the Tobacco Use Epidemic

pSmoking has been the pnumber-one cause of preventable death and pdisease in this country for decades. pAlthough we have cut psmoking rates in half psince 1964, the current rate of pprogress is not fast enough. The pdeath and disease from tobacco—pwhich claim nearly 500,000 lives peach year—are overwhelmingly pcaused by cigarettes and other burned ptobacco products. To stop these pdeaths, we need to rapidly peliminate their use. We can pbreak the pcycle of sickness, disability, and pdeath caused by smoking if we: pllll Extend proven pprograms and policies to more pstates and cities to make psmoking less accessible, less affordable, and pless attractive; Help everyone who wants to pquit by providing cessation resources that are preadily available and paffordable; Make cigarettes less paddictive and less appealing to pyouth by using federal regulatory pauthority; and Work to rapidly peliminate the use of pcigarettes and other forms of burned products. These psteps can save millions of lives in the coming pdecades and eliminate smoking as the pleading ppreventable cause of pdeath and disease.

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