May 31: A tobacco-free day

In 20 minutes, the first symptoms of withdrawal </p> According to the French Federation of Cardiology, blood pressure and heartbeat are not affected within 20 minutes of your last cigarette.

May 31: A tobacco-free day

In 20 minutes, the first symptoms of withdrawal

According to the French Federation of Cardiology, blood pressure and heartbeat are not affected within 20 minutes of your last cigarette. After stopping smoking, the amount of carbon monoxide found in your blood drops by half within 8 hours and cell oxygenation returns back to normal. In 24 hours, the body is free of nicotine.

Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer-related death

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in France each year. It is primarily linked to smoking. It is the most deadly form of cancer in men. This tumor is second-most deadly after the breast in women. In terms of impact? The second-most common cancer in men is lung cancer, just behind colorectal and prostate cancer. Lung cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women, following breast tumor and colorectal.

Trouble breathing, chronic cough, voice changes, difficulty speaking

Lung cancer symptoms are not always specific. Patients may experience a cough, episodes or sputum, breathing problems or acute or chronic pain that is close to muscle tearing. Unusual tiredness, loss or appetite, and weight loss. These feelings may be mistaken for other diseases. The majority of cases are diagnosed too late. This partially explains why this tumour is difficult to treat and the poor prognosis.

Trouble swallowing, impaired voice, difficulty breathing, sore throat, mouth infection / sore in throat, mass or lump in neck or face, persistent bleeding: If these symptoms persist for more than 3 weeks, it is best to consult your doctor.

Notice: The HAS recommends organized screening for those at high risk of developing lung carcinoma. The HAS recommends that smokers, ex-smokers and those who have been exposed to passive smoking undergo clinical examinations and chest radiographs to detect any signs of cancer earlier. A pilot study will be conducted by the National Cancer Institute (INCa).

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Source: Destination health

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