Cigarette smoking is a life-threatening habit, decried by every major health organization across the globe. The tobacco epidemic is so pervasive that the World Health Organization (WHO) supports World No Tobacco Day, held annually on May 31. This day is meant to “demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries,” according to the WHO website.
The largest threat comes from preventable deaths, with about 6 million people dying each year from tobacco use. Do your part to help curb tobacco consumption with these cessation tips:
One in every 5 American workers is over 65, and by 2020, 1 in 4 American workers will be over 55, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the average lifespan increases, people will likely be working beyond the typical retirement age. This means it is critical to stay healthy throughout your life.
If you are over the age of 50, consider being screened for the following life-threatening conditions: