Thursday, February 26, 2015
The terrifying rate at which smokers die from smoking
The study of more than 200,000 people, published this week in BMC medicine, found about 67 percent of smokers perished from smoking-related illness. That rate is higher than doctors previously estimated.
Tobacco smoke can boost the risk for least 13 types of cancer. The earlier you quit, the better. “The relative risks of adverse health effects increase with increasing intensity of smoking,” the study states, “measured by the amount of tobacco smoked per day, and with increasing duration of smoking.”
Read the rest here.
It's been roughly twenty years since I smoked with any degree of regularity. It's probably been three or four years since I've smoked at all. But I still miss it. There's just nothing like sitting on the front porch after a nice dinner with a good quality cigar. Why is it that everything fun in life is likely to kill you?