Cancer is one of the most severe consequences of smoking. Smoking is the cause of nearly thirty percent of all cancer related deaths. Smoking has been linked to cancers of the lungs, mouth or oral cancers, larynx, esophagus, and even the bladder. Lung cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat in women and men, which is sad because most of the lung cancer that people develop is preventable.
This type of cancer is the top killer of men and the second cause of cancer death in women, among the various types of cancer. A mere twelve to fifteen percent of treatments given for lung cancer are actually curing patients. The other 85 percent will face the ultimate consequence for their smoking habits.
Cancer of the lung is preventable in over ninety percent of the patients diagnosed with the disease. Even with all the other reasons put aside, this should be a very important reason to quit now while you still have a chance to prevent more damage to your lungs.
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