Smoking currently causes over 7 million deaths per year.
5.6 million young Americans might die because of smoking.
Second-hand smoke causes 1.2 million deaths worldwide.
In 2015, 7 out of 10 smokers (68%) reported they wanted to quit completely.
According to BMC Medicine, 67% of smokers die from smoking-related illnesses, including lung disease, heart disease, and over 13 types of cancer.
The statistics about smoking indicate that roughly 10%–15% of smokers develop lung cancer, whereas the numbers that incorporate all types of cancer are much higher.
Smoking causes a loss of approximately 25 years of life expectancy—most smokers die when they reach middle age.
Every year in the US, over 480,000 deaths are caused by smoking.
Current teen smoking statistics are quite alarming. The research shows that middle school and high school students are smoking more: 1 out of 20 students admitted to using an e-cig within the last 30 days, as reported by the CDC.
Overall, 7.2% of US teens report using a tobacco product.