The single most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of cancer is to live smoke-free.
Did you know that smoking is responsible for an estimated 30% of all cancer deaths in Canada? About 72% of lung cancer cases are due to smoking tobacco.
Cigarettes: the hard truth
The facts are clear. The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more you increase your risk of developing lung and other cancers. In fact, any smoking at all may cause lung damage.
Quitting is possible
It’s never too late to quit! No matter how old you are or how long you’ve been smoking, you can reduce your risk of cancer by quitting.
Ready to quit or thinking about it?
The Canadian Cancer Society offers information, tools and a support community to help you quit smoking.