Cause of Death
How to Prevent These Deaths
condoms, education, research
|Asthma||no prevention, only treatment||3,613|
|Auto Accidents||seatbelts, airbags, highway safety, training||45,316|
|Bike Accidents||reflectors, lights, helmets and training||714|
|Breast Cancer||mammography and medical research||41,210|
|Drowning||life jackets, swimming lessons, supervision||3,579|
|Falls||awareness, safety harnesses and helmets||20,823|
|Fires & Burns||alarms, extinguishers, education and planning||3,109|
|Gun Accidents||deprive children of access and hunter training||642|
|Hepatitis||vaccine (A&B) and clean needles & testing (C)||7,250|
|Illegal/Legal Drugs||motivation, education and support||24,400|
|Leukemia||research, exercise, diet, and no tobacco||21,944|
|Lightening||stay indoors and wear rubber shoes||57|
|Liver Disease||sound diet, max. 2 oz. of alcohol, research||27,555|
|Murder||police, courts, prisons, awareness||18,573|
|Poisoning||secure cleaning fluids, poisons and pills||27,531|
|Prostate Cancer||testing, exercise, diet, research||28,372|
|Shark Attacks||awareness, education||1|
|Skin Cancer||limit sun exposure, use screening products||8,441|
|Snake Bites||awareness, boots, vaccines||5|
||counseling, medication and love||33,300|
|Syphilis||abstinence, condoms, education||36|
|Tuberculosis||treatment, vaccine, education||652|
|Ulcers||avoid tobacco, alcohol and caffeine||3,323|
TOTAL OF ALL OF THE ABOVE
TOTAL ANNUAL U.S. SMOKING DEATHS
Why Wear Seatbelts?
Today there are roughly 46 million current smokers in the United States, which is nearly 20% of our entire population. If 20% of the 45,316 who died in 2006 automobile accidents were smokers, your chances of dying from smoking are roughly 50 times greater than being killed in a vehicle collision. With those kind of odds, why even wear a seatbelt? With roughly 200,000 middle-aged smokers expected to die from smoking related diseases this year, each an average of 22.5 years early, wouldn't it make more sense to sell the seatbelts and the airbags and use the money for a down payment on a coffin?
I corresponded with a 46 year-old with terminal lung cancer and little time remaining. We found we had something in common. She mentioned that she always bought her cigarettes by the pack too because she always believed that tomorrow would finally be the day she quit. We rolled the same dice. Her luck ran out. We both quit smoking. Sadly, with entirely different outcomes.
Why not stay off of the above list altogether and increase your odds of dying of natural causes at a ripe old age? Why cause your own death and accept 50% odds of losing roughly 5,000 sunrises? Is gradually smoking ourself to death committing suicide? If the world's dirtiest drug delivery device kills you, should your family consider your death to be murder or an accident? You may want to try to explain it to them now. It might help take the sting out of their coming belief that you loved nicotine more than them.
According to the World Health Organization, each and every day smoking claims more than thirteen thousand lives. Which cigarette in which pack contains the toxin that gives birth to that first cancerous cell, to the first diseased cell, or that pulls death's trigger in producing a massive heart attack or stroke?
It isn't that we can't hear the entire world screaming the insanity of us smoking pack after pack. It's that our addicted limbic mind is screaming even louder that smoking nicotine is as important as eating, with quitting akin to starvation.
Nicotine addiction is a disease and "wanting" disorder of the mind that's as permanent as alcoholism and enslaves the same dopamine pathways as illegal drugs. The following two free e-books will make you more dependency recovery savvy and than your addiction is strong. Knowledge isn't just power but a quitting method.
WhyQuit's basic "how to quit smoking" video
Have you read our free quitting e-books?
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- WhyQuit.com - WhyQuit is the Internet's oldest forum devoted to the art, science and psychology of cold turkey quitting, the stop smoking method used by the vast majority of all successful long-term ex-smokers. Left to right, WhyQuit is organized under three headings: (1) Motivation, (2) Education and (3) Support.
- "Never Take Another Puff" - Imagine a free 149 page stop smoking ebook that's registered more than 4 million downloads and was written by a man who has devoted 40 years, full-time to helping smokers quit. Never Take Another Puff (NTAP) was authored by Joel Spitzer, the Internet's leading authority on how to stop smoking cold turkey. It is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable.
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- Joel's Library - Joel's Library is home to Joel Spitzer's "Daily Quitting Lesson Guide." The Guide walks new quitters through the first two weeks of smoking cessation, recommending daily videos to watch and articles to read. Joel's Library is also home to more than 100 original short stop smoking articles, to his free ebook Never Take Another Puff, and to his collection of more than 160 video stop smoking lessons.
- Nicotine Addiction 101 - WhyQuit's guide to understanding nicotine dependency.
- Freedom - Looking for a deadly serious and highly focused education oriented support group? Home to Joel Spitzer, Freedom is the Internet's only 100% nicotine-free peer messageboard support forum. Explore Freedom's hundreds of thousands of archived member posts on how to quit smoking.
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Knowledge is a Quitting Method!