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Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

Factoids from the Surgeon General's Report

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Secondhand smoke exposure is now known to cause strokes in nonsmokers

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1 out of 3 cancer deaths is caused by smoking

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In addition to cancer, heart disease and stroke, new findings show that smoking causes...

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2.5 million nonsmokers have died from secondhand smoke since 1964

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Extending proven programs and policies will make smoking less accessible, less affordable, and less attractive.

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We know what works to end the tobacco epidemic and save millions of lives.

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Smoking causes colorectal and liver cancer and increases the failure rate of treatment for all cancers.

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Evidence has linked smoking to diseases of nearly all organs of the body.

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Smoking causes high percentages of lung cancer, coronary heart disease and COPD.

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Chemicals in tobacco smoke.

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5.6 million children alive today will die early from smoking if we don't do more to reduce current smoking rates.

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Babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy or who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth...

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Women smokers are up to 40 times more likely to develop COPD...

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Smoking causes age-related macular degeneration.

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Smokers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes...

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Smoking risks are more deadly now than 50 years ago...

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Every adult who dies early because of smoking...

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More than 3,200 children under 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette.

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