Tobacco and lung health
May 31: World No Tobacco Day.
It cannot be said often enough: smoking is bad for your health!
By smoking you expose yourself (but also those around you, so never smoke in the presence of children) to its toxic and harmful effects on your organism. The lungs are the first to be affected.
The main pathology associated with smoking is cancer, but smokers are just as likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive and permanent narrowing of the airways and lungs.
The joint mission of the World Day and your occupational health service is to inform, but also to discourage those who continue to smoke.
Stopping now reduces the risk of lung cancer by half in 10 years.