Quit smoking, a breath of fresh air for all Quit smoking, a breath of fresh air for all

Quit smoking, a breath of fresh air for all

Armony in health 3 October, 2016 Isabel Vallejo

Eight out of ten cases of lung cancer could be prevented by eliminating the use of cigarettes.

We are talking about a disease that takes the lives of more than six million people each year throughout the world. It is in the hands of society to best prevent this disease.

According to data provided by Mauricio Luján, specialist in clinical oncology, only 20% of the cases of lung cancer in the world are due to causes other than those caused by cigarettes, such as a high exposure to wood smoke or to industrial products, such as asbestosis or arsenic.

This is why not smoking is the best way to avoid this fatal disease. Even if you that have been exposed to cigarette smoke for years, quitting on time can help you significantly reduce the risks of getting this disease. Statistics have shown that if an individual quits smoking around the age of 30, their life expectancy is 90% of that of a nonsmoker; however, life expectancy is 50% for those that quit at the age of 50. Even if the person has already been diagnosed with cancer and stops smoking, their quality of life during treatment greatly increases, which is why it is never too late to say goodbye to smoking.

It is also a known fact that it is not just the active smoker that runs the risk of getting cancer. The possibility for a nonsmoker to develop this disease increases by between 20 and 30% when they live with a smoker.

Saying no to smoking is possible. Say goodbye to that smoke that puts your life in danger as well as the lives of those you most love.