- Tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year.
- Smokers die an average of 13-14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
In the United States
- Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death.
- Cigarette smoking is responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths annually (443,000 deaths per year).
DID U KNOW?? Quitting now will not only be the start of your healthier life – it can save the life of someone you care about. Approximately 49,000 of tobacco-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure.