World No Tobacco Day

May 31st  is the World No Tobacco Day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Quitting smoking is a major step towards longevity. The first point of the New European Code Against Cancer reads:

"Do not smoke; if you smoke, quit. If you cannot quit, do not smoke in the presence of non-smokers".

If no one smoked, lung cancer would be an almost non-existent illness and the incidence of cancer of the mouth and bladder (which is exposed to toxins eliminated through urine) would be greatly reduced.

LILT has always been involved in the education to "overcome" the smoking addiction and inform people about the damaging effects of cigarettes.

LILT is committed to the fight against smoking, with the aim to provide health education to a growing number of citizens, starting from school-aged children.


Since 1993, LILT Bologna has been an official LILT Antismoking Center in Italy and organizes anti-smoking courses.

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2015 - WHO Campaign: click here



10 GOOD REASONS TO QUIT SMOKING

WITHIN 20 MINUTES
     * Blood pressure normalizes
     * Heartbeat normalizes
     * Hands and feet returns to normal temperature
WITHIN 8 HOURS
     * The level of carbon dioxide in the blood drops
     * The level of oxygen in the blood normalizes
WITHIN 24 HOURS
     * The risk of heart attack decreases
WITHIN 48 HOURS
     * Nerve endings start to regenerate
     * Senses of smell and taste improve
WITHIN 72 HOURS
     * The bronchi relax, breathing improves
     * Lung capacity increases
FROM 2 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS
     * Circulation improves
     * Walking becomes less tiring
FROM 3 TO 9 MONTHS
     * Fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms such as cough are reduced
     * The overall level of energy increases
WITHIN 5 YEARS
     * The rate of mortality from lung cancer for the average smoker (one pack of cigarettes a day) decreases from 137 to 72 every one hundred thousands.
WITHIN 10 YEARS
     * Precancerous cells are replaced
     * The risk of other cancers: to the mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases.
AFTER 10 YEARS
     * The rate of mortality from lung cancer drops to 12 every one hundred thousand which is the norm. Therefore,  the risk of death from lung cancer is basically comparable to that of a person who has never smoked.
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