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INFORMATION ON THE WHYS & HOWS OF STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.
The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars each year on marketing cigarettes.
Smoking costs the United States billions of dollars each year.
States do not spend much of the money they get from tobacco taxes and lawsuits to prevent smoking and help smokers quit. CDC recommends that states spend 12% of those funds on tobacco control.
14.0% of all adults (34.3 million people): 15.8% of men, 12.2% of women were current cigarette smokers in 2017.
Thousands of young people start smoking cigarettes every day.
Many adult cigarette smokers want to quit smoking.