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Smoking And The Direct Consequences


Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 Smoking And The Direct Consequences

As a result of many years of research, the links of smoking and cancer are clear and concise. Smoking is the single biggest cause of cancer in the world, and accounts for one in four UK cancer deaths.

In the UK, smoking kills five times more people than road accidents, overdoses, murder, suicide and HIV all put together. Smoking causes nine in ten cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers, and is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. The good news is that most of these deaths are preventable, by giving up smoking in time.

Moreover it has also been established that smoking Smoking also increases the risk of over a dozen other cancers including cancers of the mouth, larynx (voice box), oesophagus (food pipe), liver, pancreas, stomach, kidney, bladder and cervix, as well as some types of leukaemia.


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