Whether in a macho coil or sexy one-sided twist, your mouth could be the starting line towards death, regardless of the way it bends. Just fire a cigarette- and the race of diseases is on.
Women who currently smoke have more chance of dying from heart disease or lung cancer than from breast cancer by age 40. For those who don’t, they have to wait 20 years or more before the race is won. In their case, breast cancer has the same chances of getting their head as heart disease before they reach their sixties.
An effective killer, one of the salient features of a cigarette stick is as a lifespan cutter. It’s so sharp that according to a mortality-risk chart released in the Unites States Journal of the National Cancer Institute, it could cut five to 10 years off your life. Moreover, it’s readily available both men and women and its effect has the same magnitude for both sexes.
Tabulators of the game, led by Lisa Schwartz of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Vermont derived the figures by compiling death and health-risk statistics from various agencies such as the American Cancer Society and the National Center for Health Statistics and were arranged into 10-year risk charts. The availability of the charts will facilitate focus and understanding about disease risk.
So, if you’re game, be a smoker-light a stick, live shorter and die younger!