MANILA – No matter what you are taking tobacco to your body – by smoking or breathing secondhand smoke – it affects not just your lungs but also your entire body.
Emer Rojas, a tobacco victim and president of the New Vois Society's cancer support group, Philipina (NVAP) said that smoking caused many slaughter diseases.
"7,000 kemikal may be 70 years old, as well as cancer magka-cancer ang makalanghap nito. Hindi matches an event, and tell us, and tell us about them, we will not. ; n do it, we will not go in to get in. (There are cigarettes that contain more than 7,000 chemicals, and 70 cans are known. Smokers are directly affected while second-hand smoke affects other non-smokers if they are close to smokers), " said in a recent interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA).
Although many people already know about this, Rojas said that smokers continue to smoke because of reliance.
"Lovely Ang and so on, you need to realize the addictive substance of the napotine nicotine in the pinaka. Dahil dito ay hindi na maalis ng karamihan ang bisyong ito (Smoking is addictive including nicotine cigarettes. Because of this, most people can not stop this section), "he added.
Rojas had stage 4 stage cancer at 44. Smoking started when he was 17 years old.
"Tinanggal nila vocal chords for alins ang cancer (They are [doctors] pulled my vocal chords to prevent the spread of the cancer), "he said.
Dr Jose Garcia Jr., the Philippin Medical Oncology Association, said that smoking can cause almost 20 cancers.
"Kasama na diyan ang (These include) lung cancer, mouth, neck, nose, sinus, bladder, kidneys, urethra, esophagus, pancreas, stomach, liver, cervix, the ovary, the colon and the blood, "he said.
In addition to cancers, President Dr. Alberto Atilano, Philippe Filipino Association, meanwhile, smoking is one of the main causes of high blood pressure among adults.
High blood pressure or high blood pressure often leads to severe complications and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and even death.
"Ako isang espesiyalista na gumagamot en altapresyon, para malaman ninyo, two years ago, (I am a specialist in treating high blood pressure, and for your knowledge), blood pressure societies worldwide accept formally the relationship between smoking and blood hypertension. We have been aware of this for a long time, but there is no formal statement that smoking should be avoided to prevent high blood pressure and improve hypertension quickly.
Non-smokers may also have serious tobacco-related diseases by second-hand smoke.
Representative of the Children's Neurology Association, Philip Josel Victoria Panlilio, said that this was especially the case for children surrounded by smokers and adults.
"Children are also indirectly affected by smoking by second and third smoke, they are more toxic with the rest and this can affect the brain. There may be diseases such as epilepsy, brain tumors, stroke pediatric, cerebral palsy caused by it, "he said.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 7 million deaths due to tobacco use worldwide on an annual basis. About 260,000 of these cases are child deaths caused by respiratory secondhand smoke.
Deaths due to second-hand smoking
Apart from children's deaths due to secondhand smoke, the increasing rate of teenage teenage using tobacco has increased scary, especially in third-country countries, such as the Philippines.
The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) reported that there was a 3.1 per cent increase in smoking school 13 to 15 year olds from 2011 to 2015 across the country. Most of these children are boys.
GTS is a school survey that enables countries to monitor the use of tobacco among young people and to lead the operation and evaluation of tobacco prevention and control programs.
Rojas said that he had a lot of self-control and a decision for smokers "to give up the dead to be deadly".
"If you can not give up the quick smoker, there are many best donation clinics in hospitals such as the Lung Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Heart Center and Center St. Luke's Medical, "he said.
Higher tax on tobacco tobacco
Referring to the higher excise tax on tobacco, Garcia said that one of the effective solutions to prevent smoking is to weaken their power to buy cigarettes as higher tobacco tax would mean pricier cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Garcia added that higher tobacco tax could fund programs for early diagnosis and the prevention of cancers as well as curative care and palliative care for cancer patients.
"For example, I can not give you exact data on cancer cases because we use an old system, the higher tax tobacco and alcohol fund that will look after the National Cancer Registry, it's very important to I can take many investigations to the benefit of our cancer patients, "he said.
Meanwhile, Rojas said that higher cigarette prices make cigarettes less affordable and accessible to poor people and young people.
"It will also stop people who smoke from lighting their first stick," he added.
Grateful for his "second life, Rojas is committed to sharing his health and his life experience to warn people about the dangers of smoking and his family joined him.
Along with family members and NVAP, Rojas continues to carry out rallies and give speeches and messages through radio and television programs to advocate smoking and to protect children from their dangers.