Each year, smokers throughout the nation who think about ditching their unhealthy habit join the ‘Great American Smokeout’. Many of them choose this day as their quit smoking date, with hope of becoming cigarette-free for the rest of their lives. This annual activity is spearheaded by the American Cancer Society, and is held every third […]
Worldwide, cigarette smoking destroys over 5 million lives yearly. In the US alone, 443,000 people die each year, according to the American Cancer Society. And 49,000 of which are linked to second-hand smoke. If this trend continues, tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths by year 2030.
[widget id=”ad_unit-14″]ad_unit-14[/widget]Quitting smoking can be entirely difficult for many people. But with the growing awareness on the severe side effects of tobacco use, more and more smokers are encouraged to back off from this unhealthy habit.
1953 Dr. Ernst L. Wynders finds that putting cigarette tar on the backs of mice causes tumors. January 1964 Dr. Luther L. Terry, U.S. Surgeon General issues the first warning on the link between smoking and lung cancer. 1965 Congress requires warning labels on cigarettes. 1967 The Federal Trade Commission rules that the Fairness Doctrine […]
According to the American Cancer Society, “Tobacco is already the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world.” In the United States, an estimated 44.5 million adults smoke cigarettes, and more than 8.6 million of them have at least one serious illness caused by smoking. Chantix and Pfizer provide an effective method to increases […]
Cigarette smoking contributes to 440,000 premature deaths per year in the United States, resulting in an annual economic loss of $157 billion from health-related costs. Lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory disease account for most of the deaths related to smoking. But the real loss is much more than money. According to the 2004 […]
“Those once smoking a pack or more a day, who have given up smoking for at least one year, have a death rate less than half that of those who have continued smoking” – American Cancer Society. It is never to late to quit smoking. Many smoker’s say quitting was the hardest thing they ever […]