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WHO: 6 million people die annually from the pernicious influence of smoking

The 1st of March is World Day of Immunity. The ability of the immune system to maintain the integrity of the internal milieu is 50% dependent on the person’s lifestyle. Bad habits, one of which is smoking, weaken the immune system and become the causes of many diseases. If urgent measures are not taken to combat smoking, the number of annual deaths in the world by 2030 could exceed 8 million cases, warns the World Health Organization (WHO), according to
WHO: 6 million people die annually from the pernicious influence of smoking

The negative effect of smoking accumulates, and the longer a person smokes, the weaker his immune system is. According to WHO, about 6 million people die annually from the harmful effects of tobacco on human body, 12% of them are non-smokers exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke. 70% of people died of coronary heart disease and stroke cases are smokers and alcohol users. Tobacco smoke causes serious cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including coronary heart disease and lung cancer. If urgent measures to combat smoking by 2030 are not taken, the number of deaths from the effects of this habit will exceed 8 million cases in the world annually.

There are more than 4 thousand chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 of which are known as harmful, and more than 50 are carcinogenic. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. Almost half of the world's children regularly breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke, and more than 40% of children have one smoking parent, insurers say.

A research conducted by the international sociological company Kelly Service showed that most smokers work in the field of public utilities (34%), production (24%), tourism business, IT technologies and event entertainment (19%).

Having a cigarette per hour, an employee spends 330 working hours per year on his habit, that is, two working months. However, the Russian company Kickidler, which develops software for time tracking, came to a sudden conclusion: office smokers sometimes work twice as efficiently as non-smokers. This is due to the fact that smokers have to leave work and then catch up with work. Nevertheless, it should be noted that sooner or later, health problems will be evident, and the effectiveness compared to non-smoking colleagues will decrease significantly.

9 patients out of 10 diagnosed with lung cancer are smokers. If you are not able to overcome the unhealthy habit, think ahead of future treatment.



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