According to the Centers for Disease Control and the Journal of the American Medical Association, smoking related illnesses are responsible for more deaths each year in the U.S. than HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined. They account for 1 out of every 5 deaths annually. Smoking related illnesses are responsible for at least 16 types of cancer, cardiovascular (heart) disease, and a variety of respiratory diseases such as pneumonia bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic airway obstruction. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.

 

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