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You died in 2007. Here's why:

You died in 2007. Here's why: | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Infographic from Misfit Wearables

How the 2,423,712 deaths of 2007 break down by cause of death by age group.

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Absolute Risk of Tobacco Deaths: One in Two Smokers Will Be Killed by Smoking

Absolute Risk of Tobacco Deaths: One in Two Smokers Will Be Killed by Smoking | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
If you have help 2 smokers quit, you have saved (at least) 1 life The acronym “AWARD” is a guide:  (1) Ask about smoking.  (2) Warn smoking patients by saying “If you continue to smoke, your chance of dying from smoking-induced diseases (such as cancer, heart diseases, stroke, and respiratory and many other serious diseases) is 50% (67% for the very young; 40% for the very old).”  (3) Advise: “If you quit now, your risk will be greatly reduced (by 25% at old age, and by much more before age 40 years).” This will take about 10 seconds.  (4) Refer to a cessation clinic or hotline (5) Do it again until they quit
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