It is no secret that smoking is bad for you and it can cause a number of health issues such as cardiovascular disease and smoking. It turns out, as many as twelve different cancer types can currently be linked to smoking. The amount a person smokes each day or week contributes to the risk level of developing cancer but people who smoke one cigarette each day are at risk as well as the people who smoke one full pack per day. The most common forms of cancer that are linked to smoking include lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. Other common cancers are esophageal, live and kidney cancer. Forty-eight percent of cancer-related deaths are attributed to smoking reports Qnet in the Times of India publication.
These statistics were formed using information that was gathered from a series of interviews and data collection from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is currently estimated that as many as 168,000 people will die each year from cancers that could have been prevented from not smoking at all or quitting smoking. Smoking in general has lost some of its popularity in recent years but there are still plenty of people who are practicing this unhealthy habit. Second hand smoke is also an issue and children are at risk simply from living with a parent who smokes. There are many new treatments and methods for quitting, many of which are either very affordable or free depending on qualifications.