Smoking causes the death of more than 7 million people every year due to the more than 7000 excessively toxic and carcinogenic components that exist in tobacco products. These components take the lead in preventable death causes. Tobacco products have numerous negative effects on health due to active and second-hand smoking. It is known that smoking is the underlying cause of 90% of deaths secondary to lung cancer. The risk of heart attack increases ten-folds for smokers and the risk of inducing strokes also increases due to the negative effects on blood circulation and vessels. Smoking causes certain diseases in the lungs, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema (COPD), which substantially lowers the quality of life with considerable shortness of breath and shortens life expectancy.
In addition, smoking can cause cancer of the mouth, tongue, pharynx, esophagus, pancreas, urinary bladder, kidney, prostate, cervix, colon and liver.
Smoking causes miscarriages, premature delivery and low birth weight in women and infertility and erectile disorder in men. Reliable studies show that one of every three smokers dies before the expected projected lifespan.