Breakthrough! According to a new report released by health authorities in the USA, a number of different cancers including lung, acute myeloid leukaemia, and tumours of the mouth, throat, voice box, oesophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum are all caused by smoking.
The report found that while tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of cancer in the country, it's accountable for approximately 40% of diagnosed cancer cases to date. If you're a smoker, you'll want to read on to learn how tobacco use can drastically boost your risk of many cancers and even premature death...
US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reveals the cancers that are caused by tobacco use
According the report by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer
, acute myeloid leukaemia, and tumours of the mouth and throat, voice box, oesophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum are all caused by smoking.
The CDC’s director, Tom Frieden, wasn’t surprised by this startling finding. “There are more than 36 million smokers in the US,” he reported. “Sadly, nearly half could die prematurely from tobacco-related illnesses, including six million from cancer
, unless we implement the programmes that will help smokers quit,” he added.
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I admit I was downright shocked when I found out that cancer
isn't actually what kills most cancer patients! And I've been a doctor for well over 20 years - so not much surprises me anymore.
Even more astounding - this monumental discovery goes back to the 1970s when former US Air Force Dr Joseph Gold uncovered the REAL killer, a condition that no one in the medical field was even talking about!
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The report added that tobacco use can increase risk of prematurely dying of cancer, too
The CDC Vital Signs report also uncovered that every year from 2009 to 2013, approximately 660,000 people in the US were diagnosed with cancer related to smoking. And, each year, about 343,000 people died from these cancers!
“Three in ten cancer deaths were due to cigarette smoking,” the report said. Lung cancer topped the list, with colon and pancreatic cancers not too far behind.
Luckily, the CDC says that cigarette smoking is on the decline. The report stated that in 2005 there were 45.1 million smokers in the US, but by 2015 that number had gone down to 36.5 million smokers. It added that this is the lowest point for cigarette smoking since researchers started collecting data in 1965.
“Since 1990, about 1.3 million tobacco-related cancer deaths have been avoided,” the report concluded.