Julian Buchanan

Home » uncategorised » CDC Fact Sheet: Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking – Smoking & Tobacco Use

CDC Fact Sheet: Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking – Smoking & Tobacco Use

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for more than 440,000 deaths, or nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States.2,3,4More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.3,5If nobody smoked, one of every three cancer deaths in the United States would not happen.2Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men1,2 and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.1An estimated 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease are caused by smoking.1,2

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

So I wonder why it took 40yrs for the damming scientific evidence to emerge of this highly commercialised, heavily promoted and culturally embedded drug?
While during that same time the massive investment in scientific research has been made to attempt to prove cannabis is very dangerous.
There is no doubt whatsoever – that tobacco is much more dangerous than cannabis.

See on www.cdc.gov

Advertisements

1 Comment

  1. […] CDC Fact Sheet: Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking – Smoking & Tobacco Use […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow me on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: