Facts about Smoking

  • Smoking leads to chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke, lung problems as well as heart disease.
  • Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death.
  • In 2009, 20.6% of all United States adults were smokers.

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (). “Smoking & Tobacco Use: Fast Facts.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta, GA.