Explore the significant health risks associated with tobacco use and discover strategies for a smoke-free, healthier life.
Definitions To Know:
⚕ Emphysema- a lung condition where the air sacs (alveoli) are damaged
⚕ COPD- a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult
⚕ Carcinogens- a chemical or substance that has cancer-causing effects
⚕ Endothelium- the tissue layer that lines the blood vessels
⚕ Cerebrovascular Disease- a disease that impairs blood flow within and to the brain
⚕ Peripheral Vascular Disease- a circulatory condition that causes narrowed blood vessels and therefore reduced blood flow to the limbs
☑ Improved Lung Health
☑ Increased Health Literacy
☑ Boosted Tobacco Cessation
✎ Learn The Science: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use is responsible for more than 8 million deaths worldwide each year, with 7 million of those deaths being the result of direct tobacco use, and around 1.2 million due to non-smokers being exposed to secondhand smoke.