A COMMON habit enjoyed by over one in ten is the main cause of preventable cancer and death among poorer Brits.
Laut einer neuen Studie, 61 per cent of cancer cases a year – which are linked to deprivation – could have been prevented if people gave up smoking.
Smoking is known to cause at least 15 Krebse, einschließlich lung, larynx, oesophagus, oral cavity, nasopharynx, pharynx, bladder, pancreas, kidney, liver, Bauch, Darm, cervix, leukaemia, und ovarian cancers.
Experts from the UK and Frankreich found that cancer was generally 17 per cent higher among the most deprived compared to the richest.
Die Studium, published in PLOS ONE, also found that a staggering 21 per cent of cancers among the most deprived fifth of Brits were caused by smoking.
inzwischen, nur 9.7 per cent of cancers among the richest Brits could be attributed to smoking.
This has prompted experts to call for more measures to help bring down smoking rates – especially in more deprived areas.
If no one smoked, researchers estimated that 61 per cent of smoking related cancers could be prevented.
And if everybody smoked as little as the richest people, there would be over 5,000 fewer deprivation-linked cancer cases diagnosed a year.
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That would mean 16,000 cases of cancer among Brits could be avoid.
According to public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), the habit currently costs the NHS around £2.4bn each year and a further £1.2bn in social care costs
Lead study author Nick Payne from Cancer Research UK sagte: “This study is the first of its kind to quantitively assess the contribution of smoking to deprivation-associated cancer incidence in England.
“The findings help to confirm that smoking is the key driver of cancer incidence inequalities in England, therefore policy measures should continue to bring down smoking prevalence with a specific focus on the most deprived populations.”
As part of the study researchers looked at the incidence of the disease linked to smoking between 2013 und 2017.
They then cross-referenced these figures with the prevalence of smoking between 2003 und 2007.
According to ASH, smoking is far more gemeinsames among people with lower incomes.
The charity said this is because in deprived areas people are more likely to experience stress, boredom and a lack of support – something smokers need in order to quit.
Vorher, Experten revealed there is such a thing as third-hand smoke, which can cause serious complications.
This could be smoke that lingers on your clothes and your household items, such as bedding and sofas.
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The difference between second and third-hand smoke is that you’re more likely to inhale chemicals from surfaces and items, rather than directly from cigarettes.
Even if you have never smoked, you can still get lung cancer.