Deaths from Smoking


Deaths from Smoking: 440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC)
Deaths information for Smoking: An estimated 400,000 deaths each year are caused directly by cigarette smoking.1
Average life years lost from Smoking: 12 years (NIA)
Life years lost from Smoking: Smoking doesn't just cut a few months off the end of your life. It reduces the life of the average smoker by 12 years.2

Death statistics for Smoking: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Smoking:

  • Death rate is 2-3 times higher than non-smokers
  • Estimated to cause 10 million deaths per year worldwide by 2020 (WHO Web Site)
  • 1.2 million deaths in Europe (The European Heart Network)
  • 45,000 African American deaths each year in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 1.2 million deaths from smoking in Europe (The European Heart Network, 2000)
  • 400,000 deaths annually in the US (Mayo Clinic)

Deaths from Smoking: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to death from Smoking:

Deaths from Smoking discussion: Lung cancer is not the only smoking related cause of death in women. The World Health Organization states that at least 25% of women smokers will die of smoking-related disease such as cardiovascular disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). 3

Smoking tobacco, using smokeless tobacco, and being regularly exposed to environmental tobacco smoke are responsible for one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States each year. Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in this country.4

1. excerpt from Smoking and Your Digestive System: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Smoking It's Never Too Late to Stop - Age Page - Health Information: NIA
3. excerpt from Lung Cancer: NWHIC
4. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer - An Overview: NCI

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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