Today, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women , however it is also the most preventable form of cancer. Tobacco use is responsible for at least 30% of all cancer deaths and 87% of lung cancer deaths. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers, and it is estimated that smoking kills 5 million people per year, both by first-hand inhalition and by secondhand smoke.
In regards to education, tobacco use is greatly impacting today's society. 70% of smokers started smoking at age 18 or younger, and 86% at 21 or younger. Because of this, tobacco use has impacted:
o Less than a high school degree: 25.5%
o GED: 45.3%
o High school graduate: 23.8%
o Some college: 22.3%
o Associate degree: 19.3%
o Undergraduate degree: 9.3%
o Postgraduate degree: 5.0%
Don't become a statistic
... it's time to Drop The Cigarette!
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Are you trying to quit? First, we would like to congradulate you on this awesome and generous decision! For futher help, please check out our Quit Smoking Tips And for all information and questions regarding tobacco use, please visit the Center for Disease Control's website.