It was not until January 11th 1964 that scientist started seeing the dangers of smoking.
Smoking has been proven to be the reason for an estimated 443,000 deaths. This is one out of every 5 deaths in the U.S. Deaths caused by tobacco use is more deaths than the virus HIV, illegal drugs, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined.
Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.Smoking causes colon, rectal and liver cancer.
The cigarettes have changed with filters and vent holes in today's cigarettes that may lead smokers to inhale more deeply. This may pull dangerous chemical farther into the lungs leading to more risk of cancer.
If you smoke you may want to stop or at least cut back. If you do not smoke do not start. Smoking also keeps cancer treatments from working as well as they should for those who continue smoking