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Effects of Smoking

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Effects of Smoking
Estontee Glee
Everest University

There are so many different effects of smoking. Although we know all the problems that smoking can cause do we stop? No people continue to smoke. Not only causing harm to themselves but to the people around them. Studies have shown that cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. (Centers for Disease Control Prevention, page 1) This is about one in five deaths. Smoking causes more deaths each year than all of these combined: HIV virus, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries and firearm related incidents. One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.
Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body. Smoking causes so many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general. People should know that by quitting smoking can lower your risk for smoke related diseases and can add years to your life. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States says the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
One fact is that more than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history (Terry Martin, 3). Smoking cause about 9 out of 10 lung cancer deaths in both men and women. Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke. About 8 out of 10 deaths are caused from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and that comes from smoking. The risk of dying from cigarette smoking has increased over the last 50 years in men and women in the United States. Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.
Smoking is estimated to increase the risk for coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times. Smoking causes diminished overall health, such as self-reported poor health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost...


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