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Smokers, can you see your life 30 years after?

Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world. Tobacco use leads
most commonly to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor
for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and
cancer(particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer).
It also causes peripheral vascular disease and hypertension, all developed due to the exposure
time and the level of dosage of tobacco. Furthermore, the earlier and the higher level of
tar content in the tobacco filled cigarettes causes the greater risk of these diseases.
Cigarettes sold in developing nations tend to have higher tar content, and are less likely
to be filtered, potentially increasing vulnerability to tobacco-related disease in these regions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that tobacco caused 5.4 million deaths
in 2004 and 100 million deaths over the course of the 20th century. Similarly, the United
States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes tobacco use as "the single
most important preventable risk to human health in developed countries and an important
cause of premature death worldwide.

Smoke contains several carcinogenic pyrolytic products that bind to DNA and cause many
genetic mutations. There are over 19 known chemical carcinogens in cigarette smoke.
Tobacco also contains nicotine, which is a highly addictive psychoactive chemical.
When tobacco is smoked, nicotine causes physical and psychological dependency.

Tobacco use is a significant factor in miscarriages among pregnant smokers. It contributes
to a number of other threats to the health of the fetus such as premature births and low
birth weight and increases by 1.4 to 3 times the chance for Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS). The result of scientific studies done in neonatal rats seems to indicate
that exposure to cigarette smoke in the uterus (womb) may reduce the fetal brain's ability
to recognize hypoxic conditions, thus increasing the chance of accidental asphyxiation.
Incidence of impotence is approximately 85 percent higher in male smokers compared
to non-smokers, and is a key factor causing erectile dysfunction (ED).

Smoking Suicide:- Cigarette really does kill!

Smoking is really a slow suicide, and its adverse influence will become a real in the 20, or
even 30 years after you stopped smoking. Nobody realized it is true, when you are young
enough, but you are already falling into a trap brought by nicotine. Many smokers neglect
that cigarettes cause a serious ill-making effect to the human health, because friends of
yours are smoking. This mass psychology allows smokers to breathe in a toxic waste of
tobacco for many years. After all, as a common result, smokers in the middle aged and
elderly may be told a serious disease or sudden attack of heart attack or ischemic stroke
( brain damage ). In another, it may find a malignant neoplasm in the throat or the lungs.
I know many smokers, at the first time, grieve and moan and regret smoking for many years.
Then, he has to accept his fate towards death with resignation. Many smokers were around
you in the past. However, at present, you are alone.

Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.


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A Plea to Eradicate a 'Pediatric' Disease', Smoking: Article by Diane Dysney Miller

My father, Walt Disney, was a life-long smoker. He died of lung cancer in 1966 at 65. At the end of the Great War,
Dad began to smoke cigarettes for the same reasons adolescents do today: to symbolize their independence,
to appear older and more sophisticated, to look "cool." Like so many others, he became addicted to nicotine,
although he never would have believed himself addicted to anything. My father's death was devastating to us,
to everyone who worked with him and to those who knew him as a friend. The whole world mourned him.
Nine months later, my sister's husband, Bob Brown, also a life-long smoker, died of the same disease. Bob was
only 38 years old, not a famous man, but a sweet, wonderful guy who cherished his wife and baby daughter.
His death was also devastating to all who knew and loved him.

Smoking has killed 10 million people in the United States since the first surgeon general's report on the dangers
of nicotine and smoking in 1964. It will continue to kill smokers and susceptible nonsmokers. This is senseless
and deplorable. Lung cancer is one fatal disease that can be almost completely eradicated by a lifestyle change.
More than 90% of lung cancer, one of the cancers most resistant to treatment, is caused by smoking. Before
the birth of the American cigarette industry, lung cancer was almost unheard of.

Diane Disney Miller (1933 -2013 ) was a secretary and a trustee of the American Cancer Society Foundation.
This article was written on August 9, 1995.

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Smokers, can you see your life 30 years after?
「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was revised in 2014, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

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Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.

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