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Smoking Statistics

Facts and Figures relating to the Dangers of Smoking

Almost 90% of lung cancers in men and 83% in women are estimated to be caused by smoking. Risk of developing lung cancer is affected by level of consumption and duration of smoking.

Compared with non-smokers, those who smoke between 1-14 cigarettes a day have eight times the risk of dying from lung cancer and those who smoke 25 or more cigarettes a day have 25 times the risk. However, risk is more dependent on duration of smoking than consumption: smoking one pack of cigarettes a day for 40 years is more hazardous than smoking two packs a day for 20 years.

Smoking cessation (stopping smoking) has very significant health benefits even for people who have been smoking for many years. Current smokers are 15 times more likely to die from lung cancer than life-long non-smokers.

Smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK. Smoking kills over 120,000 people in the UK a year - more than 13 people an hour. Every hour, every day.

The link between smoking and cancer is very clear. It causes at least 15 different types of cancer, including two of the most common types: lung cancer and bowel cancer.

Cancers caused by smoking include:
nose and sinuses
pharynx (upper throat)
larynx (voice box)
oesophagus (food pipe)
some types of leukaemia

Information sources: Cancer Research UK
Smoking Kills. A White Paper on Tobacco. UK Government

How will you benefit from stopping smoking?

General fitness and breathing will improve.
Reduced risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease, as well as a reduced risk of gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory problems.
Improved fertility levels.
You will save yourself money.
As your taste buds will recover, food will taste better.
Your skin will appear clearer, your teeth less discoloured and it will help reduce the amount of wrinkles you develop.
You could become more confident in social situations (no more worrying about popping outside for a ciggie or worrying about how your second-hand smoke is affecting others).
You won't smell of stale smoke and neither will your home! Plus it will reduce the risk of an accident involving fire in your home.
You won't be exposing your family and friends to your second hand smoke, so will be helping to protect their health.

Why wait? Contact me now and stop smoking in Essex today!

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