4. Ten million Kenyans at risk of lung cancer- Study.
A new survey released on Monday revealed that nearly 10 million Kenyan non-smokers are exposed to second-hand tobacco putting them at risk of lung, bronchitis and trachea cancers, nine in 10 Kenyans know smoking causes serious illnesses such as cancer and heart attack about 2.5 million Kenyan adults — mainly men– either smoke or chew and sniff tobacco including the smokeless type which is believed to cause cancers of the mouth, oesophagus and pancreas.
The survey says some Kenyans are so addicted to tobacco they inhale it within 30 minutes of waking up.According to the first National Global Adult Tobacco Survey, exposure to the lit end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar or exhaled smoke mainly occurs in bars or nightclubs, exposing nearly 3.1 million Kenyans, According to the ministry, global evidence shows that graphic health warnings are effective in encouraging smokers to quit and deterring youth from starting. However, five in 10 smokers tried to ditch the habit in the past 12 months of the study due to health warnings on cigarette packs.The World Lung Foundation says if a person smokes 10 cigarettes a day, he sees the pack health warning 3,650 times a year.

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