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Why Smoking Is Not Just Bad for You but Also for Others around You

The harmful effects of smoking are extremely well known but the overall impact of passive smoking is also extensive. Even though the health risks are small as compared to those of active smoking, passive smokers are also at risk. Statistically speaking, people living with passive smokers in the UK are more likely to die from [...]

Lung Cancer

As we have learnt in previous posts Cancer is the disease caused by abnormal cells multiplying out of control. Normally, our body has a system to check and balance on cell growth so that cells divide to produce new cells, only when new cells are needed. When this system is disrupted it results in an uncontrolled [...]

Smoking and health risks

Health risk due to smoking/passive smoking: Risk of unborn babies with smoking mothers: Miscarriage and still birth Premature birth and low birth weight Sudden infant death syndrome Complications during birth

Passive smoking

We might say that we don’t smoke but have you ever been to a public place/work place where there is people smoking around you, even at home our family members smoke indoors. When you inhale the smoke from a person standing next to you, it is called ‘passive smoking’ . Tobacco smoke inside a room [...]