Smoking causes cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in the world. According to the American Lung Association, 90% of male lung cancer patients develop their disease because of smoking. In addition, male smokers are 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer than those who have never smoked. Female smokers are 13 times more likely to develop lung cancer than those who have never smoked.2
In addition to lung cancer, smokers also have a significantly higher risk of developing:
Cigarette on ash tray
Smoking contributes to 80% of lung cancer deaths in women and 90% of lung cancer deaths in men (American Lung Association).
Cancers of the pharynx and larynx (throat cancer)
Cancer of the pancreas
Some types of leukaemia
Cancer of the nose and sinuses
Think about it – why would anyone need to exaggerate? To scare people? Yeah, right! The truth is that smoking is dangerous enough and there’s really no need to exaggerate.