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30% of all cancer deaths
are caused by SMOKING

This 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that one third of all cancers were caused by smoking.

  • 90% of Lung cancers are caused by smoking
  • 50% of all smokers will die from smoking related diseases
  • Smokers have an increased risk of cancers, heart disease, strokes, and many other diseases

How to quit.

This 2018 study, published in the British Medical Journal shows that people trying to quit smoking will be much more successful if they use  Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking rather than the Irish Government initiative Quit.ie

If you quit smoking right now…

After 5 years: Your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half. Your risk of cervical cancer and stroke return to normal after 5 years.
After 10 years: You are half as likely to die from lung cancer. Your risk of larynx or pancreatic cancer decreases.
Source: Be Tobacco Free

Other major causes
of cancer deaths:

This study says only 5–10% of all cancer cases are due to genetic defects and that the remaining 90–95% are due to environment and lifestyle.

The major contributors to cancer deaths are:
Smoking 25-30%
Diet 30–35%
Infection 15–20%
Obesity 10–20%

Other factors account for 10-15% of cancer deaths:
Physical inactivity
Excess alcohol
Sun over-exposure
Environmental pollutants

Page updated 2024

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