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Smoking Statistics - Tobacco Use and How it Affects Us

Smoking statistics are staggering. Chances are you'll read something here that will make your jaw drop. We all know that tobacco use is a global problem, but the specific facts are startling. General smoking statistics, teen smoking statistics, statistics regarding smoking and cancer as well as smoking and heart disease are covered here.

20 Surprising Smoking Facts
How many smokers will die a tobacco-related death? How many smokers are in the world today? Some of these smoking facts will surprise you.

The Health Consequences of Smoking
The 2004 Report from the Surgeon General: The Health Consequences of Smoking details the risks not only to smokers, but to nonsmokers, unborn children, adolescents, and seniors.

Smoking and Reproductive Health Statistics
Smoking is toxic to the unborn child, and studies have shown that getting pregnant may be more difficult for smokers. Quitting tobacco before pregnancy is a healthy choice, for both mother and child.

Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy
Continuing to smoke during pregnancy carries risks for the unborn child. This fact sheet comes out of the 2004 Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking

Cancer Statistics
When people think of cancers caused by smoking, the first one that comes to mind is always lung cancer. Most cases of lung cancer, close to 90% in men, and 80% in women are caused by cigarette smoking.

Coronary Heart Disease Statistics
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of death caused by smoking. Smoking is hard on the heart.

COPD Statistics
Respiratory disease is an all too common side effect of smoking. The occasional smoker's cough is often the first signal of trouble in the lungs. Chronic bronchitis usually follows, and if left unchecked, the end result can be emphysema.

Smoking and Senior Health Statistics
Seniors face increased risks associated with smoking which include hip fractures, cataracts, and COPD. It's never too late to quit smoking. The health benefits of cessation start within minutes of the last cigarette.

Health Effects of Smoking Cigarettes
Smokers have a harder time healing from surgeries, and have more overall health issues than do nonsmokers. This results in more time away from work, and more doctor and hospital visits. Smoking compromises a person's health in so many ways.

How Cigarette Smoking Harms People
Cigarette Smoke is a toxic cocktail of over 4000 chemicals. When inhaled, they affect the human body in multiple ways, none of which are beneficial. The immune system is compromised, and toxic chemicals affects the functioning of internal organs.

World Smoking Statistics
This factsheet is a real eye-opener. Put together by WHO and WPRO in May of 2002, it looks at everything from the number of smokers in the world to how many cigarettes are sold per minute globally.

Smoking Facts For Parents and Teens
Nearly 3000 teens take up the habit of smoking cigarettes every day in the U.S. alone. Learn facts about teen smoking, secondhand smoke statistics and other smoking facts and figures. Educate your children about the dangers of smoking.

State-By-State Tobacco Control Highlights
Put together by the CDC, this is a very interesting site. Click on the state you want to get information on, and you are given statistics for that state on a variety of tobacco related subjects.

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