Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Smoking is an important risk factor for the three diseases that cause most deaths in Australia: heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. It is responsible for around 80% of all lung cancer deaths and 20% of all cancer deaths. Smoking has also been linked to cancers of the mouth, bladder, kidney, stomach and cervix, among others. Smokers are also at increased risk of having reduced lung function from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Using tobacco has been linked to a variety of other conditions, such as diabetes, peptic ulcers, some vision problems, and back pain. Smoking in pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth.

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There are some hard core facts about smoking that would help you understand the health issues caused by smoking in detail:

  • Smoking is the number one cause of vascular illness (but diet may soon overtake it)
  • Smoking is the number one cause of male impotence (because of circulatory impairment)
  • Smoking is the number one cause of premature baldness (because of circulatory impairment)
  • "Smoker's Face" is a recognizable and distinct side effect of smoking. It's not pretty.
  • The average cigarette spends only a fraction of its time being "smoked." It sits in an ashtray most of its lit life, spewing forth its 500+ noxious chemicals on innocent bystanders.
  • Everyone pays extra healthcare costs because of smoking. It's not a "personal choice," because everyone else pays for it. To the tune of several billion dollars a year.
  • People who smoke consistently score lower on mental aptitude tests, on average, than people who don't smoke. There was debate about cause and effect on this, until studies done on people who had stopped smoking--their mental acuity improved. This is due to an increase of oxygen to the brain, combined with a corresponding decrease in carbon monoxide.
  • Non-smokers can usually smell a smoker when the smoker walks into the room, even if the smoker has not smoked for quite some time. The stench resides in the soft tissues for days and does not simply wash out.
  • Smoking in a car leaves a residue on the inner glass. This residue increases glare and decreases visibility.
  • Smoking in a home or office leaves a tar substrate in the ductwork, turning the building into a toxic waste zone. Bacteria and fungal counts in buildings contaminated this way can easily reach 10,000 times higher than buildings not so contaminated.

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Smoking is a greater cause of death and disability than any single disease, says the World Health Organization. According to their figures, it is responsible for approximately five million deaths worldwide every year. Tobacco smoking is a known or probable cause of approximately 25 diseases, and even the WHO says that its impact on world health is not fully assessed.


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