Cigarette smoking has disastrous consequences: It harms just about every organ of the human body and leads to the general deterioration of the smoker’s health. Cancer was one of the first diseases that researchers linked to cigarette smoking, and it continues to be smoking’s most notorious health effect, with lung cancer being the most closely linked to cigarette smoking. But lung cancer is not only the form of cancer attributable to cigarette smoking. Researchers have also linked smoking to cancers of the bladder, larynx, mouth, throat, esophagus, pancreas, stomach, kidney, and cervix. Smoking also is a known cause of some forms of leukemia.
- According to World Health Organization (WHO), one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco.
- About 40 percent of men worldwide smoke as compared to nearly 9 percent of women.
- According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 2009-2010 India has 12 crore tobacco users, which means every ninth Indian consumes tobacco.
- Every 1 out of 10 adults die due to the use of tobacco and it is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension)
- In 2015, 11·5 per cent of global deaths (6·4 million) were attributable to smoking worldwide, of which 52·2 percent took place in four countries — China, India, the USA, and Russia),” the study said.
- The findings showed that the number of smokers rose from 19 to 31 million in urban India which is about 68% and about 26% from 61 to 77 million in rural India.
- 79% of the people smoke more than 1 cigarette a day, 27% of the people smoke about 2-5 cigarettes a day while about 22% of them smoke 5-10 cigarettes a day. The proportion of people smoking more than 10 cigarettes is 14%.
The main reason due to which people start smoking is curiosity (66% of smokers polled said so). They start because of peer pressure or because they think it looks cool. Some people tried to reduce the consumption of cigarette. However, 40% of smokers maintained their consumption trend of smoking while 21% of smokers increased their consumption over a period.
Cigarettes contains over 4,000 toxic chemicals, approx. 50 of which are known to cause cancer and nicotine is the major one of them. World Health Organization(WHO) estimates passive smoking causes 600,000 deaths every year.
India is the second largest consumer of cigarettes in the entire world, after China, due to which maximum people in India die because of cancer. Stop smoking before it’s too late. A very wise man once told “It’s better to Prevent & Prepare, rather than Repent or Repair”.
Although the health consequences of smoking are appalling, it is important to remember that you can take control of your health by quitting it. Once you give up cigarettes your body will begin to repair some of the damage and harm that smoking has caused to your body and you.
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