Ms Urooj Fatima, Green Blogger, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, GCWUS
Smoking accounts for 30 percent of all cancer deaths and 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. The risk of developing lung cancer is about 23 times higher in male smokers compared to non-smokers; smoking is associated with increased risk of at least 15 types of cancer.
Lungs can be very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start. Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
After all, smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in the body, plus stroke, heart disease, and lung disease. Smokers who quit before age 40 reduce their chance of dying too early from smoking-related diseases by about 90 percent. Over time, smokers greatly lower their risk of death from lung cancer and other diseases.
From my point of view to get rid of smoking, smokers should
Do exercise.
Get out of the house for a walk.
Chew gum or hard candy.
Keep their hands busy with a pen or toothpick, or play a game.
Drink lots of water.
Relax with deep breathing.
Go to a movie.
Spend time with non-smoking friends and family.
Urooj Fatima
Department of Environmental Sciences
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