the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. Nearly one fourth of the people in this country smoke. The most common and serious effect of smoking is lung
cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer in
the US. In addition to lung cancer, smoking predisposes
individuals to cancers of the larynx, pharynx,
mouth, esophagus, pancreas, bladder and cervix4. Smoking also increases susceptibility to respiratory diseases such as
emphysema (click on the link below),
pneumonia and asthma.
Ever heard of the smoker's cough?
Do you know that all smokers will develop emphysema if they live and
smoke long enough?
Learn More about Emphysema
|| Smoker's Lung