Smokers hazy on dangers

Cigarettes contain more than 7000 different chemicals and of those, 70 are known to cause cancer.

Cigarettes contain more than 7000 different chemicals and of those, 70 are known to cause cancer.

RESEARCH that shows gaps in smokers’ awareness of 23 cigarette-related health conditions highlights how people don’t understand the extent of smoking damage, according to Sunraysia Community Health Services (SCHS).

SCHS health promotion officer Jade Klaebe said the latest results of a Cancer Council Victoria survey were “alarming”.

“Especially when considering Mildura’s high rates of current smokers (18.7 per cent) compared to the Victorian average (13.1 per cent),” she said.

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