Number of year smoking:
Average number of cigarette
smoked per day:
Days lost due to smoking:
Average person looses 10 to 15
minutes of precious life when ever he smokes a cigarette.
Cigarette smoking is the largest preventable cause of unnecessary
death in the world. More than 25 diseases, most of which are life
threatening, are strongly suspected to be related to smoking.
Tobacco claims more lives than
drugs, alcohol, sexual behavior, firearms, and motor vehicle
injuries combined. This is a significant issue for public health
because cigarette smoking greatly increases the risk of premature
death from a number of chronic diseases. Smoking also affects
nonsmokers, who suffer the health consequences of environmental
tobacco smoke. Women who smoke during pregnancy are at higher
risk for pregnancy complications; their babies are at risk for
intrauterine growth retardation, low birth weight and infant
Duration of cigarette smoking is
strongly associated with mortality from cardiovascular disease,
lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, whereas
both the number of cigarettes smoked as well as duration of
cigarette smoking is strongly associated with all-cause
Average cigarette smoking
reduced the total life expectancy by 6.8 years, whereas heavy
cigarette smoking reduced the total life expectancy by 8.8 years.
Moreover, cigarette smoking reduced the number of disease-free
life-years by 5.8 years. Stopping cigarette smoking at age 40
increased the life expectancy by 4.6 years, while the number of
disease-free life-years was increased by 3.0 years.
concept by Dr. Sakshi Baijal, made by Shivani Kapoor. ©2010
last modified 24-02-2010