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Cancer Control Awareness Month has arrived! This is the ideal time to initiate a proactive stance in cancer prevention and control. We’ll outline harmful habits and their role in cancer development, healthy tips for cancer prevention, and strategies to stay cancer-free for individuals with a history of cancer. Spring into cancer control and wellness, with a lifestyle that proclaims health!

Harmful Habits and Their Role in Cancer: 

1. Smoking & Chewing Tobacco. Tobacco carries harmful effects to ones health regardless if it's smoked, chewed, or exposed through second hand smoking. Smoking can cause respiratory diseases and cancers that originate in the mouth, as well as throughout the respiratory tract. The Mayo Clinic documents 9 out of 10 lung cancer cases as the result of smoking, along with other respiratory conditions like emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

The Mayo Clinic comments further on the harmful effects of tobacco mentioning:

Tobacco smoke contains more than 60 known cancer-causing chemicals and thousands of other harmful substances. Even "all natural" or herbal cigarettes have chemicals that are harmful to your health. When you inhale tobacco smoke, you take in these chemicals, which reach most of your body's vital organs.

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