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Lung cancer is the most common cause of death related to cancer among men and women. Every year, it claims 1.3 million lives in the whole world. The most common cause of lung cancer is smoking. Not only are the smokers can be potential victims of this deadly disease but also the hapless nonsmokers who had done nothing but inhale the smoke emitted by irresponsible smokers. In fact 15% of lung cancer cases can be attributed to secondhand smoking, genetic factors, radon, asbestos and air pollution. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, coughing up blood, losing your appetite and weight, chronic coughing, wheezing, pain in the abdomen or chest and difficulty in swallowing, chances are you are in danger of having a lung cancer. Consult your doctor immediately so that it can be treated as early as possible. It is better to be alert at the first manifestations of these symptoms. Early detection means a higher possibility to battle cancer but still, prevention is the best way to fight it.

As my father always says, every stick of cigarette you put between your lips is equivalent to a nail for your coffin. Smoking is like killing your own self slowly. You may be enjoying puffing the deadly smoke today but in the end, your health will pay for your irresponsibility. I cannot see any benefits humans can derive from smoking. I don’t know why people would have to waste their money to shorten their lives by puffing the deadly smoke. They continue to do it despite the warnings and that they themselves are fully aware of its risk. I also cannot see the wisdom of putting a warning in every cigarette pack that says, cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health. If it is dangerous then why do they still manufacture and sell cigarettes? It is very ironic.