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May 13, 2008

Tobacco: Even more reason to quit

Each year, more Americans die of smoking related diseases than alcohol abuse, AIDS,drug abuse, car accidents, fire , suicide and murder-combined.
The truth is that tobacco damges nearly every organ in your body. Consider these facts.

Smoking is reponsible for nearly one in five deaths in the United States. Each year smoking-realetd deseases claim about 438,000 American lives.

On average, smokers die 14 years earlier than do nonsmokers.
Smokers between the ages of 35 and 70 have death rates three times higher than do nonsmokers of the same age.

Smoking accounts for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths amd is major risk factor for at least 15 types of cancer.

Smoking causes cardiovascular disease, which includes conditions such as coronary artery disease and stroke.

Smoking is the No. 1 cause of chronic obstructive obstructive pulmonary disease, which include emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Smoking increase the risk of infertility , preterm delivery, stillbirth, low birth weight and sudden infant death syndrom.