Guildford, Surrey, UK - According to a recent survey conducted by the Cancer Research UK, only 5% of the general public was aware of the indicative symptoms of lung cancer. Electroniccigaretteuk.com stresses upon the hazards of smoking tobacco and offers safer alternatives through e cigarettes.
The study included 1,500 participants from mixed backgrounds. The respondents were asked to name health symptoms that acted as warning signs for lung cancer. About 77 participants mentioned persistent cough while only two mentioned painful cough. Of the 1,500 participants, only three were aware of the fact that changes in existing cough patterns pointed to possible cancer.
More than 80% of the respondents were not aware that coughing up blood and breathing difficulties were common symptoms of lung cancer. Less than 10% knew that fatigue, weight loss, chest pain, and chest infections were linked to lung cancer. The institute pointed out that by detecting lung cancer symptoms in the early stages, patients could increase chances of survival and treatment significantly. However, the worryingly low levels of lung cancer awareness could cause serious damage especially in young smokers.
It was shocking to note that 15% of the participants did not associate lung cancer with smoking tobacco. Despite being responsible for 86% of lung cancer cases, the ill-effects of tobacco cigarettes continue to be unseen. Tobacco smoking is responsible for over 25% of the total cancer deaths, claiming 6.5 million lives in the country so far.
A spokesperson from electroniccigaretteuk.com supported the claims that 80% of UK smokers start at the age of 19 and over 50% of them are fatally affected by lung cancer. With tobacco causing serious damage in an already uninformed society, electroniccigaretteuk.com urges smokers to take up safer methods of getting their nicotine fix with e cigarettes.
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