Smoking cigarettes is the causes to 90% of lung cancer patients in the U.S. There are about 7,000 different chemicals in cigarettes and most of them are poisonous. About 70 chemicals can definitely cause cancer in both animals and people. Secondhand smoke can also cause of lung cancer and about 7,300 people die every year. Radon also causes lung cancer.
Researchers say that smokers who smoke 10-20 cigarettes a day live on an average of five years less than non-smokers. To look on the bright side, if smokers quit, it is possible that the damage done to the lungs can be repaired. Cigarette smoke is so dangerous and so powerful that it can cause 17 different kinds of cancer. The cancer that is the most obvious and seen most often is lung cancer. Other places where cancer can sprout are in the throat, gullet, mouth, esophagus, pancreas, stomach, kidney and the bladder.
Smokers think that smoking is not bad as much as studies showed, but I think that smoking is a bad thing and a bad habit and causes many diseases to human. The first fact from smoking is that related to diseases causes a huge amount of deaths each year. For example, there are 440,000 American deaths each year. Smoking causes many diseases such smoking can cause lung cancer to a smoker and a second hand smoker (Shaw 31). In addition, smokers and second-hand smokers are likely to develop different kinds of cancers aside from lung cancer, which are mouth, tongue, throat, pancreas, kidney, bladder and cervix because of the tobacco tar that one is exposed to by smoking (Beales 43).
The more time and quantity you smoke, the greater your risk of lung cancer. But if you stop smoking, the risk of lung cancer decreases each year as normal cells replace abnormal cells. After ten years, the risk drops to a level that is one-third to one-half of the risk for people who continue to smoke. In addition, quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing other smoking-related diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many of the chemicals in tobacco smoke also affect the nonsmoker inhaling the smoke, ma... ... middle of paper ... ...cation.
Having this sickness can also make you tired more often than normal and it also can give you pain throughout your life. Lung cancer has two major types of lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. “Small cell lung cancer is very strongly related with cigarettes smoking with only 1% of these tumors occurring in non-smokers.” (Types of lung cancer, 2013) Each one of these grows differently and is treated differently as
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals who smoke are likely to have lung cancer 15 to 30 times than those who do not smoke at all. Exposure to Chemicals and Radiation What make cigarettes deadly are the chemical components. So even if you are a non-smoker but the people around you do, you are still at risk. When someone puffs cigarette and a person breathes the smoke, consider yourself smoking. Some chemicals also predispose lung cancer.
Also smoking causes pulmonary and respiratory diseases. Over 8,000 people die each year from respiratory diseases caused by smoking. And it also causes alot of other diseases that permanently damage the lungs and airways by smokers. Other than cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, smoking can cause alot of health problems like ulcers and bowel disorders (Crohn's Disease), osteoperosis (decreased bone density), thyroid disease and increased severity of rheumatoid arthritis. Smoking also causes other health problems like cataracts, menstrual disorders, sleep problems, tooth and gum damage and increased injuries.
In addition to being responsible for 87% of lung cancers, smoking is also associated with cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, uterine cervix, kidney, and bladder. Smoking accounts for at least 29% of all cancer deaths, is a major cause of heart disease, and is associated with conditions ranging from colds and gastric ulcers to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cerebrovascular disease. Women have a better chance in getting lung cancer then men do. This year the disease will kill 68,000 women in the United States, more than one and a half times as many as breast cancer. Even if a woman smoked for awhile and quit, her chances are much greater then a man that smoked 2 times longer then the woman did.
Among the 250 known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 69 can cause cancer.” (“Harms of Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting.”). It can cause many problems in not only your life but also in your loved ones lives’ too. For example, if you smoke long enough it could cause cancer. Smoking cigarettes can cause multiple types of cancer such as lung cancer, throat and/or mouth cancer, pancreatic cancer and quite a few others. It can also cause heart disease and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and diminishes a person’s overall health. Millions of Americans have health problems caused by smoking. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia. Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause more than 440,000 premature deaths each year in the United States.