Smoking and Exposure To Secondhand Smoke
Smoking is one factor that we can easily prevent. But what we cannot smoothly free ourselves from is secondhand smoke. Apparently, we cannot simply convince tobacco smokers to break their habit.
As a matter of fact, even after numerous efforts of showing the public the harmful effects of cigarettes or tobacco on our health, many Americans still continue smoking. It appears that hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia that are found in cigarettes do not cause them any fear.
But studies have already confirmed that these chemicals can add to the high possibility of developing cancer. Which is why it is recommended for everyone to stop smoking especially if cancer runs in the family.
Did you know that alcoholic beverages are classified as carcinogenic to humans? In fact, research shows that increased alcohol intake is associated with increased risk of breast cancer.
Not only that. Alcohol is also the primary cause of liver cancer. In the list of diseases that are also linked to alcohol consumption are colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and laryngeal cancer.
Scientific and medical data showed that the above mentioned preventable risk factors are to blame for almost half of the disease cases in our country. Though we cannot control the development of cancer cells, we can at least modify our lifestyle to minimize the possibilities of acquiring the life-threatening illnesss.
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