Facts & Figures

Fact #1
In the U.S., about 50,000 people die each year from secondhand smoke-related diseases.
Source: Glantz SA, Parmley WW. Passive Smoking and Heart Disease. JAMA 1995; 273(13) 1047-1053.
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Fact #2
In the U.S., 30,000 to 60,000 people die each year from secondhand smoke-related heart disease.
Source: Glantz SA, Parmley WW. Passive Smoking and Heart Disease. JAMA 1995; 273(13) 1047-1053.
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Fact #3
Of current smokers in the U.S., 2,633,000 have chronic bronchitis from smoking.
Source: CDC. Cigarette Smoking Attributable Morbidity – United States, 2000. MMWR 2003; 52(35) 842-844. Table.
URL: http://1.usa.gov/MYL9Mg

Fact #4
In the U.S., 1200 people die every day from tobacco related disease.
In the U.S. 1200 people a day die from tobacco related disease (443,000 / 365 = 1213.70)
Source: CDC. Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost and Productivity Losses-United States, 2000-2004. MMWR 2008; 57(45): 1226-8.
URL: http://1.usa.gov/MEzCmA

Fact #5
Of current smokers in the U.S., 358,000 have a cancer other than lung cancer from smoking.
Source: CDC. Cigarette Smoking Attributable Morbidity – United States, 2000. MMWR 2003; 52(35) 842-844. Table.
URL: http://1.usa.gov/MYL9Mg

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