El fumar y el cancer
Dejar de fumar: Nociones básicas
Este artículo ofrece algunos consejos para ayudarle a dejar de fumar con éxito.
Dejar de fumar. ¿Dónde empiezo?
De acuerdo con el Cirujano General de EE. UU., dejar de fumar es el paso más importante que los fumadores pueden tomar para mejorar la duración y la calidad de sus vidas. Más del 70% de los fumadores quieren dejar de fumar y hasta el 50% intenta dejar de fumar cada año. La adicción al tabaco es difícil de superar, más aún sin apoyo. Entonces, ¿dónde debe empezar una persona que quiere dejar de fumar?
The Benefits of Quitting Smoking
Your risk of getting lung cancer and other smoking-related illnesses and cancers depends on how much cigarette smoke you are exposed to over your lifetime. However, the good news is that the risk of these diseases is reduced when you stop smoking.
Quitting Tobacco: Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
This article reviews nicotine replacement therapy to help you quit tobacco use.
Quitting Tobacco: Non-nicotine Medications
This article provides an overview of medications that don't include nicotine to help you quit tobacco.
Quitting Tobacco: Non-medication Methods
Smoking and Cancer
While most smokers are aware of some of the health problems smoking causes, such as lung cancer and heart disease, they may not be aware of the 12 other types of cancer and other illnesses smoking can cause.
Smokeless Tobacco and Health Risks
Smokeless tobacco includes: dip, chew, spit, oral and spitless tobacco and dry and moist snuff (snus). Many people mistakenly think smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative to cigarettes and may not realize that it is just as addictive as cigarette smoking.
Secondhand Smoke and Health Risks
Secondhand smoke can lead to a variety of health concerns including cancer, SIDS in newborns, ear problems and asthma. The exposure to secondhand smoke can come from cigarettes and/or cigars.
Cigar and Pipe Smoking and Cancer Risk
While the risk of developing cancer from cigar and pipe smoking is lower than with cigarettes, it is not zero. There is still a higher risk of cancer in cigar and pipe smokers as compared to non-smokers.
Marijuana Smoking and Cancer Risk
Studies of marijuana and cancer risk are difficult to conduct; this article discusses the health risks associated with pot smoking.
Former Smokers and Cancer Risk
Even though you can’t “undo” your smoking history, the good news is that that the risk of having lung cancer and other smoking-related illnesses decreases after you stop smoking and continues to decrease as more tobacco-free time passes.
Vaping is the inhaling (breathing in) of a vapor/aerosol using a vaping device. Vaping can affect your health and can lead to health issues.
"Exotic" Smoking Practices (Hookah, Bidis and Clove Cigarettes)
"Exotic" smoking, including hookah, bidi, unfiltered cigarettes, clove cigarettes, has often been promoted as a safe alternative to traditional tobacco products. The following article describes the health risks associated with these practices and provides resources for quitting tobacco altogether.
Betel Leaves & Areca Nuts and Cancer Risk
Parts of the Betel plant and Areca nuts may be used individually or together in the form of a betel quid. In many countries, tobacco is also added, and the product is known as gutka, ghutka, or gutkha. The use of betel and areca nuts is very common in India and other Asian-Pacific countries.
Did You Know...The Facts About Smoking and the Worldwide Crisis it has Caused?
Smoking is a worldwide health crisis and the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, tobacco deaths will reach 8 million a year if current trends continue. No matter where you live, education is key to helping current smokers quit and preventing the next generation from becoming addicted. Let's get the facts about this global epidemic.