The use of tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death and disease. Smoking causes 440,000 premature deaths in the U.S during 1995-1999 according to the U.S Department Of Health and Human Services. Smoking can cause chronic lung disease, and coronary heart disease. It also contributes to cancer of the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys.
About 70% of 46.5 million American adults who smoke cigarettes want to quit, but hardly any are able to quit permanently without help. Approxomitly 80%
The Cost of Tobacco Use
Tobacco companies are estimated to gross $75 billion per year
Smoking costs estimated $80 billion per year in lost productivity
Each of the 22 billion packs of cigarettes sold in the U.S in 1999 cost the
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