Every year one in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in Canada. When you smoke, the poisons from the tar in your cigarettes enter your blood, it damages your heart and increases your chances of having a stroke by 50%. Smoking can also cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking is responsible for 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). For more information visit Health Canada, Smokers' Helpline, and Break It Off.
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