Once the damage to the cilia and bronchi occur the lung can’t clean itself, because of this the toxic substances in the cigarette s remain contained in the lung. Due to this cancer continually develops. In addition to causing damage to the respiratory system, smoking also causes damage to the circulatory system, in organs such as the heart and the arteries. Heart attacks occur more often in smokers than in nonsmokers. According to The American Council on Science and Health smoking kills more than 400,000 Americans every year.
Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause more than 440,000 premature deaths each year in the United States. Of these premature deaths, about 40 percent are from cancer, 35 percent are from heart disease and stroke, and 25 percent are from lung disease. Smoking is the leading cause of death or premature deaths, but preventable death in this country. Secondhand smoke causes diseases and premature deaths in non-smoking adults and kids. Being exposed to secondhand smoke might increase the risk of heart disease by 25 to 30 percent.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually. Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 190,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
Heart attacks and strokes are a common health risk in smoking. UK studies show that smokers in their 30’s and 40’s are five times more likely to have a heart attack than non-smokers. (http://news.bbc.uk) When smoking, the chemicals contributes to the hardening of the arteries, when these are blocked then the heart is left with no blood flow, causing a heart attack. Also, smoking can increase the risk of having a stroke. Smoking is responsible for at least 20% of all deaths from heart disease in the United States.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) or heart disease is a major cause of death in the world. There were approximately 17.3 million people who died from heart disease in 2008, and there will be over 23 million people who die because of heart disease by 2030 (WHO, 2014). The causes of heart disease vary due to many risk factors. Tobacco use is a major risk factor for heart disease. The globally accelerating magnitudes of heart diseases mortality and morbidity rates have compelling the need for public attention and global responses to cigarette smoking.
Without a cilia, toxic substances get into the lungs, which is the cause of lung cancer (Late). It is proven that smoking causes health problems and diseases in every organ of the body. The US Department of Health and Human Services states that more than twelve million Americans have died from smoking since 1964, and another twenty-five million Americans alive today are expected to die of a smoking-related illness in the future
Heart disease is a group of diseases of the heart and the blood vessel system in the heart. Coronary heart disease is the most common type; it affects the blood vessels of the heart. African American women are more likely to die from heart disease than any other race because some say African-American women don’t get the same treatment as the white race will get. Heart disease and obesity goes hand in hand. There is much more of a common occurrence for people who are overweight will more and li... ... middle of paper ... ...ntrol high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol • Education on signs and symptoms and the importance of calling 9-1-1 • Improve emergency response Improve quality of care • Eliminate health disparities • Focusing on the health care and worksite settings In conclusion, heart disease is killing our black woman more than cancer.
Coronary heart disease are caused by smoking, secondhand smoke included, eating certain fats and cholesterol in the blood, high blood pressure, high amount of sugar in the blood, stress, drug abuse, heart defects at birth, medication, and blood vessel inflammation (Katzenstein12). Atherosclerosis develops when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries, which makes it harder for the blood to flow through. If a clot blood forms, it can cause the person to have a heart attack or stroke because the heart is blocked by this blood clot. If the blood clot cuts off the flow of blood to the heart, the part of the heart muscle supplied by the artery begins to die. Most people overcome the first heart attack and return to normal for many years of being active in their daily lives (Mayo).
At first, the decreased blood flow may not cause any coronary artery disease symptoms. As the plaques continue to build up in your coronary arteries, however, you may develop coronary artery disease symptoms. Chest pain or angina is when you feel pr... ... middle of paper ... ...e 610,000 are a first heart attack and 325,000 are a repeat heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women, accounting for 1 out of every 4 deaths each year. Every 34 seconds someone has a heart attack and each minute someone dies from a heart disease-related event.
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.