Smoking, and tobacco usage

back to healthread     return to health links     Jan 2018

Although identified as the most prevalent cause of PREVENTABLE death (smoking is related to 400,000 deaths a year), there are more young people today starting to use and/or use snuff than in the 1960's before the risks were well known.  Some of this can be attributed to the fat-a-phobia in our society wherein teens are given the idea that any unhealthy means of losing or keeping off weight is acceptable and desirable.  Although many medical providers ask patients if they smoke, they do not actively tell them to give up the habit (albeit if the patient is least overweight, all illness is often attributed to the extra despite the lack of scientific evidence that overweight alone is the cause of ANY problems).  As seen below, all types of tobacco including chewing tobacco, have their serious risks.