Smoking

Statistics for Death Caused due to Smoking and Tobacco Use

SmokingTobacco use is a risk factor for 6 of 8 leading cause of death in the world. (smoking death statistics)
Source: WHO Report 2008

Areas which are hatched indicate proportions of death that are related to tobacco and are colored according to the column of the respective cause of death.

Tobacco is no doubt the single most cause of death in the world.Tobacco kills more then 5 million people which is much much more then HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, malaria combined. By 2030 tobacco is going to kill 8 million people a year.

What is considered a smoking related death?

Cancers caused by Smoking
List below shows types of Cancer that could be caused due to smoking:

  • Larynx
  • Oropharynx
  • Oesophagus
  • Trachea, bronchus or lung
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Stomach
  • Kidney and Ureter
  • Pancreas
  • Colon
  • Cervix
  • Bladder

Chronic Diseases caused by smoking
List below shows types of chronic diseases that are caused due to smoking:

  • Stroke
  • Blindness, Cataracts
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Periodontitis
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Pneumonia
  • Atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other respiratory effects
  • Hip fractures
  • Reproductive effects in women (including reduced fertility)

Diseases caused by second hand smoking – Children
List below shows diseases that are caused to children due to exposure to second hand smoking:

  • Brain tumours *
  • Middle ear disease
  • Lymphoma *
  • Respiratory symptoms, Impaired lung function
  • Asthma *
  • Sudden Infant Death, Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Leukemia *
  • Lower respiratory illness

Diseases caused by second hand smoking – Adults
List below shows diseases that are caused to adults due to exposure to second hand smoking:

  • Stroke *
  • Nasal irritation, Nasal sinus cancer *
  • Breast cancer *
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Atherosclerosis *
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) *, Chronic repiratory symptoms *, Asthma *, Impaired lung function *
  • Reproductive effects in women: Low birth weight; Pre-term delivery *

* – Evidence of Cause: Suggestive

 

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *