Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, And Unprotected Sex Increase Cancer Risk Worldwide: The Lancet

The cancer disease is increasing in prevalence and the cause behind it is becoming apparent. Recent research has found that smoking, drinking, and a high BMI are the most common causes of cancer. Sure, it appears that these causes are prevalent but our current lifestyle is a result of these issues just. We must understand the reasons behind these causes are regarded as the primary causes of cancer.

Excessive Consumption Of Alcohol

The study found that smoking cigarettes and drinking excessively is among the top causes of cancer-related deaths all over the world. According to a research study published in the journal of research ‘Lancet the effects of smoking as well as alcohol consumption and excessive Body Mass Index (BMI) caused the deaths of around 44.5 million people across the globe in the year 2019. BMI is a measurement in which obesity and leanness are assessed based on the height and weight of an individual.


The incidence of cancer increased between 2010 and 2019.

  • the IHME’s (Institute for Health Metrics and Assessment) director Christopher Murray at the University of Washington in the US said that the study indicates that the risk of developing cancer is a major public health issue and is rising across the world. “Smoking remains a major risk factor for cancer globally,” said study co-author and senior researcher Murray.
  • Based on the findings from the ‘Global Burden of Disease Risk Factors, Injuries and Risk Factors (GBD) study in 2019 Researchers looked at how 34 environmental, behavioural or occupational factors contributed the death from 23 different types of cancer in the year 2019.
  • Additionally, because of these risk factors the extent of effects from cancer occurred between 2010 and 2019, and how it grew was examined.

Smoking is a major risk Factor in Cancer Worldwide

The study reveals that 50.6 percent of men who suffer from cancer, i.e. the deaths of around 280,000 (2.88 million) men are caused by these risky elements. Researchers also concluded that smoking, excess drinking alcohol and excessive alcohol consumption, and a high BMI are the major causes of cancer deaths as well as worsening health for both men and women around the world.

Researchers concluded that factors like tobacco as well as alcohol intake, insecure sexual activity and exposure to dietary substances are the main cause of the rising incidences of cancer across the world..

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