Bladder CancerI was talking with a urologist last week when I had to go for an examination. One of the first things that he asked me was did I smoke?

I was intrigued by this and I asked him why he was so concerned about whether I smoked cigarettes or not. What he told me blew me away.

He told me that 90% of all bladder cancers that he saw were caused by smoking cigarettes. He said that when you smoke the toxins from the smoke enter your bloodstream. These toxins are then filtered out by the kidneys and mixed with urine. The toxins then sit in the bladder until they are excreted.

Because of this there is in effect a toxic mixture sitting in the bladder. The longer it sits there the more time it has to cause damage.

When you see this it makes sense to stop smoking. It makes sense to stop introducing carcinogenic substances into your body. It makes sense to quit smoking as soon as possible.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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