Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths and diseases in the United States that kills about 480,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite knowing the consequences of smoking on one’s health, people dare to take the risk that leads to several long-term health problems. For every smoking-related death, there are about 30 Americans living with a smoking-related illness. Read more
Cigarette smoking is so harmful that smokers who smoke even less than one cigarette a day run a risk as high as 64 percent of a premature death. Though it is popularly believed that social smoking is comparatively less harmful than regular smoking, none can deny the life-threatening effects of lighting a cigarette. Read more
Smoking is one of the leading yet preventable causes of death in the United States. According to a report by the Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC), every year, more than 480,000 people succumb to cigarette smoking in the U.S., which stands at nearly one in five deaths per year. Read more
Everyone knows that smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can cause serious diseases and lead to many complications. While it is easy to think of quitting smoking, many people fail to do so. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 480,000 people die annually in the United States due to smoking. It is the single biggest reason for preventable deaths. It has been estimated that smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers on an average. Read more
Tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. According to the 2016 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco kills around 6 million people each year, globally. Tobacco users usually resort to smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipes or some even chew and sniff it. Read more
Lately, an increasing number of teens across the world are showing an inclination toward hookah smoking. As per a Monitoring the Future survey, about 23 percent of 12th grade students in America smoked hookah in 2014, up from 17 percent in 2010. They are under the wrong impression that hookah smoking is not as deadly as cigarette smoking, which is definitely not true. Read more
The adverse effects of nicotine are known to smokers and non-smokers. Hoping to minimize the harms caused by tobacco smoking, many smokers have now taken to cigarettes with low nicotine content.
However, the preconceived notion that low nicotine content does not cause much harm to smokers has been busted by a recent research by the Penn’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA), which said that the use of reduced nicotine content (RNC) cigarettes may not be an effective measure. Read more
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