Friday, May 29, 2009

That Really Grinds My Gears...Smokers

Now I know everyone chooses whether to smoke or not but come on!? Why do people really smoke? I see not a single valid reason for the addiction. The worst part, you can obviously die from fatal cancer!

Here are some key points according to the National Cancer Institute:
  • Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths and is responsible for most cancers of the larynx, oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, and bladder.
  • Secondhand smoke is responsible for an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year .
  • Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemical agents, including over 60 substances that are known to cause cancer .
  • The risk of developing smoking-related cancers, as well as noncancerous diseases, increases with total lifetime exposure to cigarette smoke.
  • Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits, including decreasing the risk of lung and other cancers, heart attack, stroke, and chronic lung disease.
Here's another point not mentioned...it stinks!

If you want to quit, try some gum.
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