Smoking Is The Major Cause Of Cancer Deaths In The US, New Study Reveals

By Dianne Franc, Parent Herald October 26, 02:36 am
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We know smoking causes cancer. But do you know why?
eresa Conrick, 50, smokes a cigarette while selling Bernie Sanders souvenirs before the Democratic presidential hopeful holds a campaign rally at Boardwalk Hall on May 9, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sanders is campaigning in New Jersey ahead of the state's primary on June 7.

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The statistics of people dying of cancer on an annual basis has gone up to 167, 133 in the United States alone. This is alarming because the number doesn't seem to slow down and most of its cause is from smoking cigarettes.

In an article published by The LA Times, the majority of cancer deaths is due to smoking and contrary to popular belief that it is always lung cancer that kills them, even the pancreas and cervix and other body parts are affected. There are twelve cancer deaths that point the blame over cigarette smoking and it also includes cancer of the kidney and ureter along with colon and rectum cancer, and believe it or not, even leukemia is part of it. Cancer of the mouth and throat are also acquired through smoking cigarettes, and this has been confirmed by the National Cancer Institute.

The bad news continues because a third of the country's fatality due to heart failure is also because of cigarette smoking. This alarming statistic was based on the 2014 data created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

CBS News also supported this story saying that men in states like Arkansas, West Virginia, and Tennessee are the most who are affected by these statistics. Women are also affected, but their number is not as much as with men in the above-mentioned states.

Since this is a serious issue, what could a smoker do to quit this nasty and dangerous vice? Quitting smoking is easier said than done. But don't fret because there are people who have successfully said goodbye to cigarettes. One of the ways to do it is to resort to smoking vape. It has less nicotine, and it has helped smokers gradually quit cigarette smoking.

If you have quit smoking, why don't you share what you did to help others who are trying to do the same? Post your story below.

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