Deaths from Smoking


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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

Footnotes:
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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