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The following are signs and symptoms seen in people with cancer:
- Unusual bleeding or discharge
- A lump or thickening in the breast
- A sore throat that does not heal
- Change in bowel or bladder habits
- Persistant hoarsness or cough
- Persistant indigestion or difficulty swallowing.
- Change in a mole or wart
Diseases aren't caused directly by smoking, but smoking increases the risk for diseases. Smoking makes it much more likely that you will get the disease. If you smoke, you are 22 times more likely to be at risk for lung cancer. Emphysema is very strongly associated with smoking. Other cancers, such as of the pancreas, kidney, and bladder, are more common in smokers. Smoking makes it 2 to 4 times more likely you will get heart disease, and twice as likely you will have a stroke. The likelihood of developing gum disease, osteoporosis, and asthma attacks is also higher in smokers. And those are just some of the diseases associated with smoking.
Cigar and pipe smoke contains the same toxic and carcinogenic compounds found in cigarette smoke. Nicotine is harmful in any form.
So, mortality rates from cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, pharynx, and esophagus are approximately equal in users of:
April 14th 1998, Scott Appleton testified to this day he doesn't know which of the thousands of toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke might account for the association between diseases caused by smoking.
He states tobacco companies therefore still don't know whether removing certain toxic chemicals from cigarette smoke will make them any safer.
Bidis are known to carry as many threats of disease that a cigarette does, so Bidis are not an alternative that will lessen the chance of death or serious health problems.
The only way to ensure you are not exposed to harmful and addictive chemicals is to smoke nothing at all.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|