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The sad statistics: from smoking die annually 260,000 people in Russia

May 31 2005

More than 260,000 people in Russia die each year from diseases caused by smoking. Such data is celebrated on May 31 World Day for smoking cessation resulted in Federal Service.

42 percent of all premature deaths in men aged 35 to 69 years are related to smoking. Often it is this habit is the cause of oral cancer, larynx, bronchi and lungs. If a peptic ulcer, thrombophlebitis, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris and convalescence without quitting is impossible, say doctors.

According to the World Health Organization, Russia is a country with the highest percentage of smokers. According to statistics, smokers are 65 percent of Russians, men and more than 30 percent of women, ITAR-TASS.

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