The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that tobacco use in the United States is responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths per year. That means that smoking leads to about 443,000 deaths per year, and when compared to nonsmokers, smokers die 13-14 years earlier. *
HELPFUL INFORMATION LINKS:
Quit Smoking: If you smoke or use tobacco, quit. Also, take steps to protect yourself from second-hand smoke. Ask for help to quit. Call 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669).