Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day

Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day is observed next on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 (38 days from today).

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History of Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day

In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report stating that smoking is bad for your health.  Since that time, organizations such as Anti-smoking.org, Smoke free America and The Truth have continued to issue warnings about the dangers of smoking.  It is estimated that smoking-related diseases cause more than 440,000 American deaths annually, and cost the United States more than $150 billion per year in health care costs.

The risk of cigarettes to our health

Cigarette smoking leads to disease and disability and harms almost every organ of the body.

For every person who dies from smoking, at least 30 are living with a serious smoking-related illness. Cigarette smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases the risk of tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems with the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.

Passive smoking contributes to approximately 41,000 non-smoking adult deaths and 400 infant deaths each year.  Smoke causes stroke, lung cancer and coronary heart disease in adults. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, worsening asthma, respiratory symptoms and delayed lung development.

How to celebrate Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day

It is simple to celebrate Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day. If you are aware of the risk of cigarettes to our life, let it spread to all people in the world to prevent it.

Observed

Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day has been observed annually on January 11th.

Dates

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Also on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

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