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  • 1. World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2009 Lt Col Rajesh Deshwal,MD
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  • 30. How do cigarettes damage health? 4000 chemical compounds at least 400 toxic substances tar , nicotine, carbon monoxide
  • 31. Did you know? On average, each cigarette shortens a smoker's life by around 11 minutes
  • 32. Ninety percent of lung cancer cases are due to smoking
  • 33. One in ten moderate smokers and almost one in five heavy smokers (more than 15 cigarettes a day) will die of lung cancer
  • 34. The more cigarettes you smoke in a day, and the longer you've smoked, the higher your risk of lung cancer The risk rises the deeper you inhale and the earlier in life you started smoking
  • 35. For ex-smokers, it takes approximately 15 years before the risk of lung cancer drops to the same as that of a non-smoker
  • 36. If you smoke, the risk of contracting mouth cancer is four times higher than for a non-smoker
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  • 38. bladder cancer cancer of the oesophagus cancer of the kidneys cancer of the pancreas cervical cancer
  • 39. Smoking raises blood pressure, which can cause hypertension ( high blood pressure ) - a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke
  • 40. Couples who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than couples who are non-smokers
  • 41. Smoking worsens asthma and counteracts asthma medication by worsening the inflammation of the airways that the medicine tries to ease
  • 42. The blood vessels in the eye are sensitive and can be easily damaged by smoke, causing a bloodshot appearance and itchiness
  • 43. Heavy smokers are twice as likely to get macular degeneration, resulting in the gradual loss of eyesight
  • 44. Smokers run an increased risk of cataracts
  • 45. Smokers take 25 per cent more sick days year than non-smokers
  • 46. Smoking stains your teeth and gums.
  • 47. Smoking increases your risk of periodontal disease, which causes swollen gums, bad breath and teeth to fall out
  • 48. Smoking causes an acid taste in the mouth and contributes to the development of ulcers
  • 49. Smoking also affects your looks Smokers have paler skin and more wrinkles This is because smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin and lowers levels of vitamin A
  • 50. Did you know? The British Medical Association estimates that up to 120,000 men have ED because of smoking
  • 51. Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are twice as likely to be born prematurely and with a low birth weight
  • 52. Passive smoking Children who grow up in a home where one or both of their parents smoke have twice the risk of getting asthma and asthmatic bronchitis. They also have a higher risk of developing allergies
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  • 54. Thinking about quitting?
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  • 56. General health improves - tiredness and headaches can be linked to smoking Your sense of taste and smell improve Your heart will be less strained and work more efficiently
  • 57. Did you know? A single cigarette can reduce the blood supply to your skin for over an hour
  • 58. Tobacco facts
  • 59. There are more than one billion smokers in the world Globally, use of tobacco products is increasing, although it is decreasing in high-income countries Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke The epidemic is shifting to the developing world
  • 60. Tobacco use kills 5.4 million people a year - an average of one person every six seconds - and accounts for one in 10 adult deaths worldwide Tobacco kills up to half of all users It is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of deaths in the world
  • 61. 100 million deaths were caused by tobacco in the 20th century. If current trends continue, there will be up to one billion deaths in the 21st century Unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will increase to more than eight million a year by 2030, and 80% of those deaths will occur in the developing world
  • 62. Thank You Jee