Cecilia Wantland, TNE Writer
According to the American Heart Association, smoking is related to lung cancer and can cause heart disease, stroke and other chronic lung diseases. Smoking can also increase one’s risk for cancer of the bladder, throat and mouth, kidneys, cervix and pancreas. Cigarettes contain more than 5,000 chemicals, and hundreds of them are dangerous to human health. Many of these chemicals are linked to causing cancer.