Do you know what Cancers are caused by Smoking?

How many can you tick?

Lung,

 

Mouth

Throat

Larynx

Oesophagus.

Leukemia

Liver,

Pancreas,

Bowel (colorectum),

Kidney,

Bladder,

Cervix,

Ovaries.

Stomach

It’s a long list of body parts that are affected

Cigarette smoke contains a toxic cocktail of more than 70 cancer-causing chemicals.

Smoking causes these chemicals can enter the bloodstream and travel around the body

Increasing the risk of cancer in over 12 different locations.

Smoking is the most important preventable risk factor for cancer in the UK,

Smoking is responsible for nearly a fifth of all new cancer cases – around 60 000 – in the UK in 2010.

Smoking causes more than a quarter of all deaths from cancer in the UK

Smoking caused 43,000 deaths in 2009 –

Around half of all long-term smokers will die from cancer or other smoking-related illnesses.

The tar from smoking causes cancer

Drowning in Emphysema is tougher than quitting

Emphysema is an illness that slowly rots your lungs, keep smoking and it may eventually come to you. Which will make it very clear to you the difference between the discomfort of stopping smoking and the mind blowing excruciating pain and agony of not being able to breath in life giving air.

 

Emphysema is a chronic long-term lung disease that can get worse over time. It’s usually caused by smoking. Having emphysema means some of the air sacs in your lungs are damaged, making it hard to breathe.

Smoking is the most important known factor. The great majority of people with emphysema also have chronic bronchitis, and have been heavy cigarette smokers

Emphysema cannot be cured mainly because damaged lung tissue cannot be replaced. The first step in the treatment is to stop smoking to prevent further damage.

Newborn Babies inhaling cigarette smoke

 

victoria hospital kirkcaldy

NEWBORN babies at a Scottish hospital are inhaling cigarette smoke in their first breaths, angry medics revealed yesterday. The maternity unit at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, is above an entrance where visitors and patients regularly light up.

Clouds of cigarette smoke are wafting through the windows of the maternity unit and being breathed in by hours-old babies. NHS Fife say they have a strict no-smoking policy at the site but admit it is “impossible” to enforce.

They are calling on the Scottish Parliament to legislate to ban smoking in and around hospitals. NHS Fife member Moira Adams said she uncovered the scandal while talking to midwives.undefined

She told a meeting: “I was horrified to hear that smoke is coming up right into the maternity unit where new born babies are gasping their first breaths.” Dave Stewart, chairman of NHS Fife operations division, said: “It really annoys me when patients come down in dressing gowns and stand at the door smoking.

“There’s no simple answer to it,” he said. “I have raised it with MSPs about smoking on acute hospital sites. The response was I should provide smoking shelters. “What I wanted was for MSPs to pass legislation on smoking in acute hospital sites.”

Gillian Smith, director of the Royal College of Midwives in Scotland, urged the hospital to appeal to smokers’ consciences.

She said: “If the hospital brought it to people’s attention that their smoke was going in the maternity ward then I’m sure it would be enough to halt the smoking outside the building.

“Yes, it’s difficult to police but if people are made aware then it should be easier to stop people smoking in the hospital.”