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What are the 3 major health risks of using tobacco products?
Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
What can you find out about the tobacco industry?
Tobacco Industry Marketing
- About $22.5 million each day1,2
- About $25 for every person (adults and children) in the United States per year (according to 2019 population estimate of 328,239,523)1,3
- About $240 per year for each U.S. adult smoker (based on 34.2 million adult smokers in 2018)1,4
How do you check your body for tobacco?
A saliva test is considered the most sensitive way to detect cotinine, and it can detect it for up to 4 days. Hair testing is a reliable way to figure out long-term use of tobacco products and can be very accurate for as long as 1 to 3 months after you stop using tobacco.
How does tobacco affect the kidneys?
Uncontrolled or poorly controlled high blood pressure is a leading cause of kidney disease. Smoking slows the blood flow to important organs like the kidneys and can make kidney disease worse.
How do tobacco companies promote their products?
Tobacco companies use experiential marketing at a variety of venues that attract young people. Bars and nightclubs have been, and continue to be, popular settings for experiential marketing. Before 1998, tobacco companies were also permitted to sponsor events, such as concerts and festivals.
What are the different types of tobacco products?
Find Fact Sheets on tobacco products (Cigars, Bidis, Low-Yield Cigarettes, and Cigarette-Like Products), including the health effects, marketing, and use of Smokeless Products in the US, and information on Tobacco Brand Preferences and Tobacco Industry Marketing. .
What are the health effects of tobacco use?
Tobacco has serious effects on the health of users. In fact, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, 1 leading to more than 480,000 deaths each year. Different tobacco products, however, pose varying levels of health risk to users.
What do you need to know about smoking and health?
Basic Information. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones. Information on diseases caused by tobacco use, such as cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases.