New video: Tobacco use and cancer

The use of tobacco products is proven to be the largest avoidable risk in the European Union. According to the latest Eurobarometer report, 23% of the respondents continue to smoke cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, or a pipe while in total tobacco use results in 700,000 deaths each year.

It is also proven that around half of the smokers die prematurely, resulting in the loss of an average of 14 years of life per smoker. In addition, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable cancer, with around 27% of all cancer and 80% of lung cancer deaths attributed to tobacco use.

Smoking increases the risk of more than 10 types of cancers. Based on the ENSP Fact Sheet Series #2/2021 – Tobacco use and Cancer: The role of smoking cessation, this video illustrates some examples.

Watch the full video here

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