Smoking Is The Leading Cause Of Copd
Everyone knows how harmful smoking is for our health, it increases the risk of many lung related diseases, but a recent WHO report has confirmed that smoking can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The risk of disease (COPD) also increases, that is, if we talk about the main factors of this disease, smoking is also one of them. This is a common problem related to lungs. In which the patient has difficulty in breathing and every year about 3 million people lose their lives due to this disease.
An estimated 392 million people worldwide suffer from COPD, three-quarters of whom live in low- and middle-income countries.
Smoking and air pollution responsible
While in high-income countries, more than 70% of COPD cases are due to smoking, in low- and middle-income countries, 30-40% of COPD cases are due to smoking as well as air pollution.
men smoke more
A total of 1.3 billion people worldwide consume tobacco, of which 80 percent are from low- and middle-income countries. Talking about 2020, about 23 percent people across the world have consumed tobacco, which includes 36 percent men and about 8 percent women.
Talking about COPD, it is the third most common cause of death worldwide. COPD remains a major problem globally due to smoking.
risk of cancer also
People suffering from COPD have an increased risk of other serious diseases like lung cancer, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. Even after the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in COPD patients. Therefore, quitting smoking not only reduces the risk of COPD but also reduces the risk of many other serious diseases.
Therefore, quitting smoking in time is a way to give a new chance to your life, through which you can give yourself a new life and also avoid the danger of many serious diseases in the future.