STATES CHRONICLE – Researchers have proved that cigarette smoking is the cause of cancer deaths, more and more people suffering from lung deficiencies every year. A study has revealed that every year in the US 167,133 people dies because of cancer induced by smoking. This number represents a bigger figure that all the inhabitants in Salem, Ore.
The US Surgeon General has asserted that smoking is the cause of eighteen different forms of cancers. The list includes cancers of the trachea and bronchus, the lung, the esophagus, the oropharynx, larynx, the bladder, the stomach, the ureter and kidney, the cervix, the liver, the colon and rectum and the pancreas. Based on data from the National Cancer Institute, cigarette smoking can cause throat and mouth cancer as well.
Other diseases which are derived from smoking are coronary heart disease diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and many others. It is a shame that we do not know to value our state of health. An irresponsible attitude like this can lead to a various range of diseases.
The American Cancer Society has gathered data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to check the numbers of death from each of the 50 states, including Columbia. They looked at the information coming from every state, examining former and current smokers. Researchers have categorized them into groups, according to their age and gender. The statics was meant to discover to what extent should cigarettes be blamed for causing cancer.
The rates of smoking were varying in every country, registering 16.6% of cancer cases related to smoking in Utah, whereas Kentucky revealed a greater range of cancer caused by smoking which occurred in 34% of the case of cancer deaths. From top ten countries where smoking is the primary cause of cancer, seven of them were situated in the South.
Researchers unveiled Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Alabama. The other three states were Nevada, Missouri, and Alaska. Specialists have related the tobacco industry with the milder tobacco control programs in the South. Unfortunately, they have noticed that out of 21 states exposing an anti-tobacco spending, 8 of them are in the South.
Experts have also related the problems in the South with demographic factors, claiming that those Americans who did not go to college are more likely to start smoking than those who have graduated.
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