Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Freedom Laser Therapy highlights the relevant figures related to smoking in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society and Dr. Oz's blog, which he passed along published information to his loyal readers.
In addition the Center for Disease Control puts forth additional evidence to the perils of smoking.
The Center for Disease Control reported on November 14, 2008 that 1 in 5 deaths are due to cigarette smoking in the United States each year. This is also the approximate number of people in the United States that smoke.
The overall mortality rate is 3 times that for both male and female smokers than that among similar people who never smoked in the United States
10 percent of all infant deaths are due to smoking.
10.7 percent of all women smoked during their pregnancy.
Women who smoke increase their risk of dying by 12 times from bronchitis, emphysema, cancer of the trachea, lung and bronchus.
Men who smoke increase their risk of dying by 17 times from bronchitis and emphysema.
A man is 23 times more likely to die from smoking due to cancer of the trachea, lung or bronchus.
There are 4,000+ chemicals in a cigarette when burned (a minimum of 50 are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous).
There are approximately 42,000 deaths annually resulting from second-hand smoke exposure.
As many as 480,000 deaths are estimated annually in the United States due to smoking, which includes the figures calculated for second-hand smoke fatalities.
Approximately 8.6 million people in the United States have at least one serious illness caused by smoking.
16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused by smoking.
A human lifespan is decreased by being a long term smoker approximately 4,745 days, which is based on 13 years.
As Dr. Oz stated in his blog- “There’s no doubt about it, quitting is tough. As Mark Twain famously said, 'Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.' But I promise you, all the hard work is well worth it – and here’s why”.
The good news… According to the American Cancer Society and shared by Dr. Oz.:
20 minutes equals the length of time after you stop smoking that your body starts its healing process. Your heart rate and blood pressure, raised by the nicotine, begin to drop, helping to reduce the stress on your heart and blood vessels.
12 years is considered the length of time after you cease smoking that the level of the poisonous gas carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal, promoting oxygen delivery to all your vital organs.
2 weeks to 3 months is known as the length of time after you stop smoking that your circulation, which has been restricted by smoking, starts to improve. Your lung function gets better. As soon as 1 month, you may start breathing more easily, with less shortness of breath and coughing. Cilia that help sweep out debris and mucous from your airways begin to recover, reducing your risk for infection.
1 year is considered the length of time after you cease from smoking that your risk of heart disease, the leading killer in both men and women, is half of what it was when you were smoking.
2 to 4 years is considered the length of time after you stop smoking that your risk of stroke drops back to normal.
5 years has been reported as length of time after which you’ve stopped smoking where you decreased the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder. Plus, cervical cancer risk is the same as someone who never smoked.
Approximately 10 years is known as the time after which your risk of dying from lung cancer has been cut in half. Your risk of pancreatic cancer also drops.
15 years is seen as the length of time after quitting smoking, when your risk of having a heart attack is the same as a nonsmoker’s.
The age of 40 is considered to be a milestone by which quitting smoking will reduce your risk of dying from a smoking related disease by about 90%.
The Nabat Report asks, “What would you do with an extra 4,749 days to live?” Freedom Laser Therapy suggests, "If you haven't already done so- Stop Smoking Cigarettes."
Freedom Laser Therapy established in April 2003 has treated 10,000+ smokers for nicotine addiction. After a decade of research and clinical experience of helping smokers quit, Founder Craig Nabat invented the new Freedom Quit Smoking System, a 10-day nicotine free and all natural at home program developed to free smokers from the addictive grip of nicotine.
Freedom Laser Therapy is presently testing a nationwide direct response television commercial to place their “As Seen on TV” product, the new Freedom Quit Smoking System in 30,000 retail outlets such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Kmart, Walmart, and specific Bed Bath Beyond Stores. The short form infomercial DRTV campaign and retail rollout will be conducted over a six to nine month time period. A nationwide leading rep firm has been secured to assist with domestic retail placement for the Freedom Quit Smoking System.