Public Health England (PHE) has launched a campaign highlighting the deadly impact of smoking on our health.
One individual a minute is admitted to hospital due to smoking, The Sun reported.
It is one of the biggest causes of preventable illness, PHE has stated. With it reportedly killing close to 80,000 people in England annually, PHE has launched a campaign to urge smokers to quit.
More than 4,000 chemicals are released in the body from each cigarette. This also includes 70 cancer-causing compounds.
The risk for developing kidney cancer is particularly high for those who smoke 20 cigarettes a day. "Smoking kills tens of thousands of people every year and a long term smoker loses an average of 10 years of their life," UK health minister Steve Brine told The Sun.
A recent study also found that smoking can cause early death in patients with head and neck cancers. Despite the alarming facts, many find it hard to give it up. Researchers at the University of Michigan attempted to investigate why that is and may have discovered the reason.