Tobacco Facts

These Tobacco Facts Will Kill You. Literally.

Read. Decide. Choose. We’re not making this stuff up. The facts are that simple and that deadly, depending on what you choose.

Did You Know?

  • On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
  • Smokeless tobacco products are the second most common cause of nicotine poisoning in children, after cigarettes.
  • One milligram (mg) of nicotine can cause vomiting and diarrhea in a small child, according to the study; Smokers inhale about 1 mg of nicotine in a typical cigarette.
  • Each day, more than 3,800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette.
  • Each day, about 1,000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis.
  • In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about one in five deaths annually (i.e., about 443,000 deaths per year, and an estimated 49,000 of these smoking-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure).
  • Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
  • Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction).
  • For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, 20 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking.

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