Learn the devastating health effects of tobacco use. Quit now!
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 480,000 people each year. That equates to nearly one in five deaths nationwide. This is hardly surprising considering that tobacco smoke contains 7,000 chemicals, of which hundreds are known to be harmful and 70 have been proven to cause cancer.
The good news: Today there are more former smokers than current smokers. Quitting smoking is not only doable, it greatly reduces the risk of developing smoking-related health problems.
A sample of this long list of health problems includes:
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Liver cancer
- Mouth cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Heart disease
Beyond highlighting the dangers of tobacco use, this new eLearning course will discuss the benefits of quitting smoking as well as provide tips and resources for smoking cessation.