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The Facts

Oct 24, 2013 | Posted in Step 1: Are You Ready To Quit?

Causes of Preventable Death

Causes of Preventable Death

Knowing all the facts will help you make an informed decision about whether or not you’re ready to quit. So we’ve filled the following section with facts about the effects of smoking on your health and the health of those around you. You’re probably familiar with a lot of the facts that are presented here, but you may find something new that will help motivate you to quit — for good. Remember, you have to want to quit!


Diseases Caused By Tobacco

  • Cataracts
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Loss
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Infertility
  • Impotence

Cancers Caused By Tobacco

  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Throat
  • Trachea
  • Larynx
  • Lung
  • Stomach
  • Colon
  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas Breast
  • Cervix

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