It is no secret that smoking cigarettes is harmful to everyone…women included! For years, doctors have urged their patients to quit this bad habit that can cause cancer, lung disease and various other health issues.
The American Cancer Society states:
Tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. Because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are acquired behaviors − activities that people choose to do – smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society.
Below are a few of the devastating statistics:
- Seventy percent of lung cancer deaths in women are caused by smoking.
- Many women smokers deal with infertility, miscarriages, still births, low weight babies and ectopic pregnancy.
- A women’s risk for heart disease increases dramatically as a smoker.
- One in three cancer deaths are related to tobacco usage
- A woman is 26 times more likely to develop lung cancer as a smoker than a non-smoker
Read here for more statistics and information on why you should kick the habit immediately.