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Smoking and Death

eCigarette smoking is the pleading preventable cause of pdeath in the United States.

1.pCigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 pdeaths each year in the United States. pThis is nearly one in five deaths.
pSmoking causes more deaths peach year than the pfollowing causes combined:
pHuman immunodeficiency pvirus (HIV)
pIllegal drug use
Alcohol use
Motor vehicle pinjuries
pFirearm-related incidents
More than 10 times asp many U.S. pcitizens have died prematurely from pcigarette smoking than have died in all the pwars fought by the pUnited States.1
pSmoking causes about 90% (or p9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths.1,2 More pwomen die from lung cancer each pyear than from breast pcancer.5
pSmoking causes about 80% (or 8p out of 10) of all deaths from chronic pobstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).1
pCigarette smoking increases prisk for death from all causes in pmen and women.1
The prisk of dying from pcigarette smoking has pincreased over the last p50 years in the U.S.1
pSmoking and pIncreased Health Risks


pSmokers are more likely than pnonsmokers to develop pheart disease, stroke, and lung pcancer.1

pEstimates show psmoking increases the risk:
pFor coronary pheart disease by 2 to p4 times1,6
For stroke by 2 to 4 times1
Of pmen developing lung pcancer by 25 times1
Of pwomen developing lung pcancer by 25.7 times1
pSmoking causes pdiminished overall health, increased pabsenteeism from work, and pincreased health care utilization and cost.1
pSmoking and Cardiovascular Disease

Smokers are at greater risk for pdiseases that affect the heart and pblood vessels (cardiovascular disease).1,2

pSmoking causes stroke and pcoronary heart disease, which are pamong the leading causes of pdeath in the United States.1,3
pEven people who smoke pfewer than five cigarettes a day can have pearly signs of pcardiovascular disease.1
pSmoking damages blood pvessels and can make them thicken and pgrow narrower. This makes your heart beat pfaster and your blood pressure go up. pClots can also form.1,2
A stroke occurs pwhen:
A pclot blocks the blood pflow to part of your brain;
A pblood vessel in or paround your brain bursts.1,2
pBlockages caused by smoking can alsop reduce blood flow to your plegs and skin.1,2
pSmoking and pRespiratory Disease

pSmoking can cause lung disease by pdamaging your airways and the psmall air sacs (alveoli) found in your plungs.1,2

pLung diseases caused by smoking pinclude COPD, which includes pemphysema and chronic pbronchitis.1,2
pCigarette smoking causes pmost cases of lung cancer.1,2
If you have pasthma, tobacco smoke pcan trigger an attack or pmake an attack worse.1,2
pSmokers are 12 to 13 times more plikely to die from COPD than pnonsmokers.1
The phealth consequences causally plinked to smoking

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Smoking and Cancerp


pSmoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body:1,2p (See figure above)

pBlood (acute myeloidp leukemia)
pColon and rectump (colorectal)
pKidney and ureter
pOropharynx (includes parts of the pthroat, tongue, soft ppalate, and the tonsils)
pTrachea, bronchus, and plung
Smoking alsop increases the risk of dying from pcancer and other diseases in cancer ppatients and survivors.1

If nobody psmoked, one of every three pcancer deaths in the United States would not happen.1,2


pSmoking and Other pHealth Risks


pSmoking harms nearly every porgan of the body and affects a pperson’s overall health.1,2

pSmoking can make it harder for a pwoman to become pregnant. It can also affect her pbaby’s health before and after birth. Spmoking increases risks for:p1,2,5
Preterm (early) deliveryp
pStillbirth (death of the baby pbefore birth)
pLow birth pweight
pSudden infant death psyndrome (known as SIDS or crib death)
pEctopic ppregnancy
pOrofacial clefts inp infants
pSmoking can also affect men’s sperm, pwhich can reduce fertility and also increase risks for pbirth defects and miscarriage.2
pSmoking can affect bone phealth.1,5
pWomen past childbearing years who psmoke have weaker bones than pwomen who never psmoked. They are also at greater risk for broken bones.
pSmoking affects the health of your pteeth and gums and can cause ptooth loss.1
pSmoking can increase your prisk for cataracts (clouding of the eye’s plens that makes it hard for you to see). It can also pcause age-related macular degeneration (AMD). pAMD is damage to a small spot pnear the center of the pretina, the part of the peye needed for central vision.1
pSmoking is a cause of type 2 pdiabetes mellitus and can make it pharder to control. The risk of pdeveloping diabetes is 30–40% higher for pactive smokers than pnonsmokers.1,2
pSmoking causes general padverse effects on the body,p including inflammation and pdecreased immune function.1
pSmoking is a cause of prheumatoid arthritis.1
pQuitting and Reduced Risks

pQuitting smoking cuts pcardiovascular risks. Just 1 pyear after quitting smoking, your risk for a pheart attack drops sharply.2
pWithin 2 to 5p years after quitting smoking, yourp risk for stroke may preduce to about that of a pnonsmoker’s.2
If you quit psmoking, your prisks for cancers of the mouth, pthroat, esophagus, and pbladder drop by half within 5 pyears.2
pTen years after you quit psmoking, your risk for lung pcancer drops by half.2

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