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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DANGERS OF SMOKING(31st May ANTI SMOKING DAY)

 
  • There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke
      

  • About 75% of deaths from chronic bronchitis and emphysema

  •  are attributed to smoking

  • Smoking is associated with cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx,

  •  Oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, cervix, kidney, ureter, and bladder.


  • The overall rates of death from cancer are twice as high among smokers as among nonsmokers

  • with heavy smokers having rates that are four times greater than those of nonsmokers.

  • On average, smoking removes 15 years from a smoker's expected life span

  • .Cigarette smoke paralyzes the cilia it contacts in the sinuses and lungs for twenty-minutes

  • Include 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds n 400 other toxins.

  • Smoking accounts for more than 30% of all deaths from cancer, almost 90% of deaths from lung cancer,

  • Ammonia, sucrose, cocoa, and citric acid are added to cigarettes to help nicotine vapour be absorbed through your lungs more quickly to speed the nicotine 'hit'.

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