14 Cancers Caused by Smoking: Quit now, while you’re ahead!May 10, 2014 | Author: Dr. Steven Rosenberg
Smoking is one of the leading causes of death globally. Smoking causes a number of health problems and conditions and harms nearly every organ of the body. Smoking increases your higher risk of cancer, breathing problems, skin diseases, heart attacks and several other life threatening health complications.
The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes. What is a cigarette? It contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. A cigarette is a finely cut tobacco of leaves rolled in thin paper for smoking. Nicotine is present in tobacco, which is a chemical compound. While smoking the cigarette of tobacco the nicotine is absorbed through the wall lining of the small air sacs in the lungs.
The smoking rates among adults and youth are rising every day. 5 trillion cigarettes are sold annually. Someone dies of tobacco-related illness every 8 seconds. 20% of the worldwide population smoke, that’s 1 in 5 people. 33% of the male population of the world smokes cigarettes.
Cigarette smoking kills more than 440,000 Americans each year with 49,000 of those deaths from exposure to secondhand smoke. The number one health effect from smoking is cancer, and not just lung cancer. Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere within the body including bladder cancer, blood cancer, cervix cancer, colon and rectum cancer, esophagus cancer, kidney and ureter cancer, larynx cancer, liver cancer, pancreas cancer, stomach and trachea cancer.
Not only does smoking cause cancer, it can affect bone health, create dental issues, increase your risk for cataracts, and cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease and skin diseases. But you don’t have to try to quit alone.
An experienced practitioner using aversion-therapy and group hypnosis can help you quit now! I personally have helped over 40,000 people to quit smoking, and other health practitioners have successfully used similar techniques to help their clients quit.
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