Sunday, April 1, 2012

Smoking Facts and Figures

From: Eric V.
Sent: April 1, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Smoking Facts and Figures
Smoking Facts and Figures
  • Smoking is the number 1 preventable cause of death in the United States.
  • Around 8 ½ million people in the U.S. have at least one serious illness caused by smoking.
  • Each year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car accidents, homicides, and suicides.combined.
  • Smoking is responsible for 87 percent of deaths from lung cancer, 21 percent of deaths from heart disease, 18 percent of deaths from stroke, and 80 to 90 percent of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema and chronic bronchitis).
  • Smokers will usually die 10-12 years younger than non-smokers.
  • Every eight seconds someone dies from tobacco use...that's about as long as it takes to read this sentence.
  • The top mortality rates, by cause, in the United States consist of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, lung cancer and chronic pulmonary disease, all proven to be associated with smoking.

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