Smoking contributes to 1 out of every 6 deaths in the U.S. Tobacco is a risk factor for an amazing variety of health problems: Heart Attack, Stroke , Artery Disease, Pneumonia, Emphysema and Bronchitis are all non-cancer illnesses caused by smoking.

A greater variety of cancers are caused by tobacco than by any other common substance in the environment. Tobacco may cause: Lung Cancer, Mouth Cancer, Throat Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Cervix Cancer, Bladder Cancer, and cancer of the kidney.

More information is certainly available from your physician or from your local branch of the American Lung Association.

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