16 Cancers

Posted 4 Jul 2019.

Did you know there are 16 different types of cancer caused by smoking?

Our Make Smoking History team are airing their state-wide campaign ‘16 Cancers' from 23 June to 17 August. This powerful WA-made campaign highlights both the common and lesser-known cancers that can be caused by smoking and emphasises the immediate and long-term consequences these cancers can have on a person's life.

Highly emotive and graphic imagery is used within the television advertisement to depict the shocking effects of smoking-related cancers and their capacity to take away life's simple pleasures, such as speaking and eating. 

The campaign illustrates that cancer from smoking can have a devastating and debilitating impact on smoker's lives.

Smoking is linked to as many as 80 per cent of lung cancers.

And almost 1 in 5 cases of stomach cancer are smoking related.

But even if you've smoked a long time, you can dramatically reduce your chances of cancer by quitting today.

For example, 10 years after quitting, your chance of getting lung cancer is half what it would have been if you kept smoking. Your risk of most other smoking-related cancers will reduce too as your body continues the process of replacing abnormal cells with healthy ones.

To find out more visit 16cancers.org.au or call the Quitline today on 13 7848 to kick the habit. Find out the 16 different cancers here.

View the television advertisement below:


Where can smokers get help to quit smoking?

• Call the Quitline on 13 7848
• Seek advice and support from your GP, Aboriginal Health Worker or pharmacist
• For resources visit makesmokinghistory.org.au
• Visit QuitCoach www.quitcoach.org.au/
• Download MyQuitBuddy app 

If you would like more information about the Make Smoking History campaign, please contact us on (08) 9388 4370 or email sbeasley@cancerwa.asn.au.

The Make Smoking History Campaign is an initiative of Cancer Council WA and is funded by the Department of Health WA, Healthway and Cancer Council WA.

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