Statistics for Cigarette Smoking:

  • 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.
Statistics provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)  (2020)

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