Smoking is responsible for at least 20% of all deaths from heart disease in the United States. (http://community.healthgate.com) Not only your heart is being involved with scary things but so are your lungs. When smoking a person has a higher risk of getting pneumonia, flu, bronchitis and emphysema. Lung cancer is an extremely high risk caused in smoking. Lung cancer kills more than 20,000 people in the United States every year.
According to The American Council on Science and Health smoking kills more than 400,000 Americans every year. The effects of cigarette smoking occur when someone smokes like a chimney. Smoking affects blood pressure of a smoker instantaneously. Smoking cause short- term effects on blood pressure, but as time continues and a person smokes more and more, this short- term effect will gradually evolve into a lasting effect. Not only does cigarette smoke effect blood pressure, it also affects the arteries that pump blood to the heart.
As of 2002, more than 430,000 people every year die from use of tobacco- more than AIDS, alcohol, drugs, abuse, car accidents, murders, suicides, and fires COMBINED (“Cigarette Smoking” 2). Scary, isn't it? That even though cigarettes can cause that many deaths, people still smoke them? Cigarette smoking is a serious problem in the United States. Especially when it is done in public.
Since the 1950s, more than 70,000 scientific articles have left no doubt that smoking is an extraordinarily important cause of premature mortality and disability around the world. In populations where cigarette smoking has been common for several decades, about 90% of cases of lung cancer, 15–20% of cases of other cancers, 75% of cases of chronic bronchitis and emphysema and 25% of deaths from cardiovascular diseases in those 35–69 years of age are attributable to tobacco. Studies have shown that half of all long-term smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease and, of these, half will die before the age of 65 (World bank, 1999). The 2009 Global Adult Tobacco Survey estimates that adult smoking prevalence in the Philippines is 28.3%, which is equivalent to 17.3 million Filipinos aged 15 years old and over who are cigarette smokers. 47.7% (14.6 million) and 9.0% (2.8 million) of the 15 years old and over population are male and female smokers, respectively.
Cigarette smoke delivers more than forty known cancer-causing chemicals. There is also compelling evidence that regular exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke threatens the health of those who don't smoke. Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society. In fact, nearly one in five deaths in the United States results from the use of tobacco. Based on research from the American Cancer Society, each year smoking claims more than 400,000 lives in the US.
There are 1.1 billion tobacco users in the world and it is set to increase to 1.6billion over the next two decades. Addiction to tobacco impacts poverty and development. In poorer countries, up to 30% of income is spent on tobacco, reducing funds available for nutrition, education and healthcare. Every year in the U.S., more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this country. Some of the major health risks of tobacco include lung cancer, high cholesterol and chronic bronchitis.
The CDC reports that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the nation that accounts for almost 500,000 deaths a year. Those who haven’t passed away from this deadly habit may be one of the 16 million citizens who suffer from a smoking related disease such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. (29-34) As an additional cost to this health-risking lifestyle “for every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, about 30 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking.” This fact comes for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who also state that smokers tend to live 10 years less than their counter-part. (2014) This is the present state of smoking and its medical impact on the sub-group, now it is time to look into the history of the sub... ... middle of paper ... ...Tobacco. 2000.
They cause an estimated 443,000 deaths each year. They cause many different cancers like chronic lung disease, emphysema, bronchitis, and heart disease. Smoking causes many other types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix, and even leukemia has been found linked to smoking. Also, people who smoke are up to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked. Smoking also causes most cases of chronic obstructive lung disease.
Smoking is an extraordinarily significant cause of untimely death and disability since the 1950’s, and more than 70,000 articles are able to support it. For several decades where cigarette smoking has been common in populations, lung cancer cases are about 90%, other cases of cancers are approximately about 15-20%, moreover, cases for emphysema and chronic bronchitis are about 75% and deaths from cardiovascular diseases are about 25% in which those 35-69 years of age are because of tobacco. Research shows have shown that half of the long term smokers will die linked to tobacco related disease and of these, wont make it before the age of 65 (World bank, 1999). The 2009 Global Adult Tobacco Survey estimates that adult smoking prevalence in the Philippines is 28.3%, which is equivalent to 17.3 million Filipinos aged 15 years old and over who are cigarette smokers. 47.7% (14.6 million) and 9.0% (2.8 million) of the 15 years old and over population are male and female smokers, respectively.
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.