November 17 | non smoking day
Today is the day of the non-smoker!
Tobacco is a major cause of illness worldwide, accounting for 7 million deaths annually.
In addition to lung diseases such as COPD and lung cancer, tobacco is related to the development of neoplasms of the oropharynx, larynx and bladder, among others, and is also an important cardiovascular risk factor.
Smoking does not only affect the health of the smoker, but also that of those who breathe secondhand smoke.
If you don’t smoke, congratulations! Help someone to stop smoking, and follow their example!