This page is designed to educate the reader on Lung Cancer.
What is Lung Cancer??
Lung Cancer is .........
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As you can see, Lung Cancer is terrible disesease one can have. With the proper education, you can help Tigers Against Cancer fight this deadly disease!
WOW! Did you know........
* Between 1960 and 1990, deaths from lung cancer among women have increased by more that 400%--exceeding breast cancer deaths!
* About 10 million people in the United States have died from causes attributed to smoking (including heart disease, emphysema, and other respiratory diseases)!
* Men who smoke increase their risk of death from lung cancer by more than 22 times and from bronchitis and emphysema by nearly 10 times.!
* On average, smokers die nearly seven years earlier than nonsmokers!
The Effects of Smoking......
Smoking has numerous, harmful effects on your health. According to the American Cancer Society, if you smoke, your risk of dying from lung cancer is twelve times greater than a non-smoker. Smoking is also the major cause of cancer of the mouth, larynx, throat, and esophagus; and has been linked to cancers of the kidney, bladder, pancreas, and is the leading cause of heart disease. Smokers are twice as likely to have a heart attack as a non-smoker. Men and women who smoke are prone to develop lifelong respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. These illnesses occur when the cilia, tiny "cleaning" hairs in the lungs, are destroyed, allowing tar to build up. By not smoking, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing lung cancer and other respiratory ailments.
Note: Smoking also poses special dangers during pregnancy. Babies born to mothers who smoke tend to have lower birth weights than those of non-smoking mothers. When expecting mothers smoke, it increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death shortly after birth.
How to Quit Smoking......
This page was last updated on 12-17-98