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Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general, as well as those inhaling “second hand” smoke. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.
Smoking causes death.

- The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly one of every    five deaths, each year in the United States.

- More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),    illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.

- Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.

- An estimated 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease are caused by smoking.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Office on Smoking and Health; Smoking and Tobacco Use
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