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CancerAware Marks World No Tobacco Day

Today, 31st May 2018 is World #NoTobaccoDay

This year's campaign with the theme "Tobacco Breaks Hearts" seeks to highlight the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide.

Tobacco smoking is linked to at least 16 different types of cancer including lung cancer.⠀Also, non-smokers who inhale tobacco smoke may increase their risk of lung cancer and heart disease.⠀⠀ If you smoke, commit to quit.⠀⠀ If you are a non-smoker, avoid second hand smoke.⠀⠀

The 16 types of cancer include;⠀ Cancer of the mouth⠀⠀ Cancer of the upper throat⠀⠀ Cancer of the larynx⠀⠀ Cancer of the oesophagus⠀⠀ Cancer of the sinus and nose⠀⠀ Lung cancer⠀⠀ Liver cancer⠀⠀ Pancreatic cancer⠀⠀ Stomach cancer⠀⠀ Kidney cancer⠀⠀ Colon cancer⠀⠀ Ovarian cancer⠀⠀ Uterine cancer⠀⠀ Bladder cancer⠀⠀ Cervical cancer⠀⠀ Acute Myeloid Leukaemia⠀⠀ Sources: ⠀⠀ CRUK⠀⠀ Quit Victoria⠀⠀

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