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There isn't anything good that can be said about smoking. It's bad for your health and the health of those around you. Now on a positive note, do you know how much money you could save if you quit smoking today?
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These figures are based on 20 cigarettes in each pack of cigarettes.
On average, your smoking costs are per month (30 days) and per year (365 days).
Smoking causes breathing problems, heart disease, and cancer or makes them worse.
Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, and at least 69 of them cause cancer. Smoking is linked to lung cancer, and cancers of the mouth, nose, throat, larynx, esophagus, cervix, pancreas, kidney, and bladder. It also leads to cancers of the stomach, liver, colon, rectum, blood, and bone marrow. Smoking accounts for a third of all cancer deaths in this country and about 90% of all lung cancers.
Smoking harms the lungs so they cannot clean themselves. This makes you more likely to get pneumonia. Smoking causes bronchitis and emphysema. Together these are called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2013 these diseases became the third leading cause of death in the U.S. By 2030 the World Health Organization predicts that COPD will be the third leading cause of death worldwide.
Smoking raises the risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Smoking causes cholesterol to collect in blood vessels, making them narrower. It causes blood to clot more easily. This can lead to blood clots that block the flow of blood or travel to organs such as the lungs or to the brain. Cigarette smoke can damage the heart at much lower levels than those that lead to lung disease.
Smoking affects not only you, the smoker, but also those around you who are exposed to your smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have bronchitis, pneumonia, and ear infections.
Smokers miss more days of work than people who don't smoke because of tobacco-related health problems.
This information is not to replace your health care provider's advice.
Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss and women’s services.