TOBACCO SMOKING: DEATH, DISEASE AND POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS
Tobacco smoking has become one of the most alarming cause of premature death and disease in the contemporary world today. Smoking has been identified as the root cause of diseases like cancer, cardiovascular problems and chronic obstructive pulmonary ailments. Tobacco use alone causes more deaths all over the world than AIDS, legal and illegal drugs, road accidents, murder and suicide combined. It has been estimated that tobacco use kills around 5 million people all over the world each year, and this figure is likely to rise to 8 million each year by 2030. The present paper focuses on the death and disease caused by tobacco use and spotlights the various health hazards posed to an individual because of tobacco smoking.
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