The WHO itself claims that smoking is one of the major risk factors for many chronic diseases, such as cancer and lung and cardiovascular diseases.

22% of the Spanish population say they smoke every day. A fact that shows that an increased awareness campaign is needed to end the bad habit of tobacco. It should be noted that more than half report being non-smokers, which is more common among women over the age of 75, according to data from the INE and the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

According to AECC data, the Valencian Community has the highest number of daily smokers, with a total of 1,033,087 smokers. Smoking cessation alert is important because smoking may be late Up to 8 cases of laryngeal and lung cancer out of 10.

WHO itself claims that smoking is one of the major risk factors for many chronic diseases, such as cancer and pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. Many countries have laws that restrict tobacco advertising, regulate who can buy and consume tobacco products, and where to smoke.

Main benefits of quitting

Although renouncing this habit is expensive, it results in many benefits for our body. If we have trouble quitting, it is advisable to consult a doctor to establish certain bases and treatments.

According to the WHO, quitting has advantages, for example: at 20 minutes, the heart rate decreases and the blood pressure drops. Within 12 hours of departure, the level of carbon monoxide in the blood decreases and returns to normal. En 9 months, decreases coughing and breathing difficulties.

One year after quitting, the risk of coronary heart disease is 50% lower than that of a smoker. In 5 years, the risk of stroke corresponds to that of a non-smoker between 5 and 15 years after quitting. In 15 years, the risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker.

And there are more benefits because quitting decreases the risks of helplessness, difficulties in getting pregnant, premature births, low birth weight or low birth weight babies. ; abortions.

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