Friday, August 10, 2007


The diseases caused by the habit of smoking kill more than 438.000 people in Argentina every year. In fact, the habit of smoking is directly responsible for the majority of the cases of cancer of lung (87 %), for emphysema and for chronic bronchitis. Even with the campaigns in opposition to the tobacco, people continue smoking or start smoking every year. According to the American Society of the Cancer 90 % of the new smokers are children or teenagers who substitute, in many cases, those who stop smoking or die prematurely of a disease associated with the habit of smoking.

Emiliano Martorelli

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