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INFORMATION ON THE WHYS & HOWS OF STOPPING SMOKING

FAST FACTS

  • 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.

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HEALTH EFFECTS OF CIGARETTE SMOKING

QUITTING SMOKING

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MIDNIGHT MUSINGS OF AN EX-SMOKER