A lot has been said about the dangers of smoking. However, the concern of scientists and doctors caused by the spread of this addiction is growing, since a significant number of people still do not consider smoking to be harmful to health. Smokers, not understanding all the harm of cigarettes, ask themselves the question of exposure when they undergo an X-ray examination once a year. Although, a pack of cigarettes a day is about 500 X-rays of radiation per year! Smokers are 13 times more likely to develop angina pectoris, 12 times more often - myocardial infarction and 30 times !!! - lung cancer.
More than a million new cases of lung cancer are reported worldwide each year. Tobacco destroys both those who smoke and those who are born to smokers and those who are around smokers. Non-smokers are 20-30% more likely to develop lung cancer if they are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work.
In addition to smoking, bad habits include excessive alcohol consumption. In life, they are very often combined with each other. So, among the non-drinker population, 40% are smokers, among those who abuse alcohol already 98%. Being a good solvent, alcohol helps the penetration of carcinogens into the body. Alcohol abusers, especially at a young age, have a 10 times higher risk of developing oral cancer, and if they also smoke, then 15 times higher than non-drinkers.
Based on the results of research by scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol leads to the development of cancer of the lip, tongue and other parts of the oral cavity, pharynx, lung cancer, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bladder, kidney, cervix and myeloid leukemia, colon and rectum and breast.
Quitting smoking and drinking alcohol at any age lowers the risk of developing tumors and prolongs life. By far the best thing you can do for your health and the health of your loved ones is to give up tobacco and alcohol.