Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Truth About Smoking

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The Truth About Smoking

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and causes many diseases. Smoking can reduce the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking will add years to your life. Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. One in five deaths is related to smoking. In comparison to HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, and firearm-related injuries smoking causes more deaths than all of those combined. More people in the United States have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than in all the wars fought by the United States during its history. Smoking causes about 9 out of 10 of all lung cancer deaths in men and women. More women have died from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer. Smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. Smoking causes diminished overall health. Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant and can also affect her baby's health before and after birth. Smoking can also affect men's sperm which can reduce fertility. One of the most harmful things you can do to your body is smoke. Live a healthy and happy life smoke free!

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