Smoking Facts – Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of premature death, disease and disability.
Smoking Facts – Tobacco use increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancers, respiratory diseases, adverse effects in pregnancy, gastrointestinal problems and tooth and gum problems.
Smoking Facts – More than 40,000 Canadians, aged 35 or more, are estimated to die annually as a direct result of smoking (30,000 men, 16,000 women).
Smoking Facts – Tobacco kills over 13,000 Ontario residents each year (one-fifth of all deaths in the province), or over 35 per day, compared to 3,000 annual deaths from traffic accidents, suicides, homicide and AIDS combined.
Smoking Facts – Every year in Ontario, tobacco-related deaths costs taxpayers between $3 and $4 billion in direct health-care costs and $7 billion in indirect costs.
Smoking Facts – Smoking is responsible for about one-third of potential years of life lost due to cancer, about one-quarter of potential years of life lost due to diseases of the heart and about one-half of potential years of life lost due to respiratory disease.
Smoking Facts – 26 per cent of all Ontario households report that at least one person smokes inside the home every day or almost every day.
Smoking Facts – 80 per cent of smokers who have been identified and advised to stop smoking report
that they want to stop smoking (Brodish, 1998).
Smoking Facts – Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are addictive. Smoking is both a psychological and a physical addiction. Nicotine is one of the most highly addictive substances known.
Smoking Facts – Second-hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke is a toxic mixture of chemicals produced during the burning and smoking of tobacco products.
Smoking Facts – There are approximately 4,000 chemical compounds in second-hand smoke. More than 40 of them are known to cause cancer.
Smoking Facts – The average additional annual cost to an employer of employing a smoker has been estimated by the Conference Board of Canada to be $2,565 (Conference Board of Canada, 1997).
* All devices used in Imagine Laserworks centres are appropriately certified for use in the country in which they are being used (for example – Health Canada or FDA approved for Canada or the United States)
** Imagine Laserworks programs are intended to be complementary to those programs offered by licensed health care professionals and are not meant to replace other medical attention without the guidance of your doctor, physician, therapist or the like.