Smoking Risk Calculator
Cigarette Smoking Risk Calculator is a powerful and interesting calculator that predicts the loss in one's lifespan due to smoking. The prediction is only an approximate assessment of smoking risks to health. Remember smoking is a trigger factor not only for lung cancer and bladder cancer but also heart disease.
Answer the following questions to calculate the number of 'days lost' due to smoking.
The purpose of this calculator is to dissuade you from smoking. Remember, the overall treatment outcome of Lung Cancer is poor and once developed there are over 90% chances that you will die due to the cancer.
Important Facts about Cigarette Smoking
- There are nearly 69 cancer-causing chemicals in the tobacco smoke.
- Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer by nearly 15 to 30 times and also doubles the risk of heart attack.
- There is absolutely no safer limit of exposure to tobacco smoke and on average smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier.
- Secondhand tobacco smoke causes approx. 600,000 premature deaths every year.
- Quit smoking at the age of 30 to reduce the risk of premature death by nearly 90%.
- Quitting at the age of 50 reduces the risk of premature death by 50%.
- Quitting at the age of 60 and above still makes a difference and enhances the chance of living longer than those who continue to smoke.