In the U.S., 60.9% of students who ever smoked cigarettes daily tried to quit smoking cigarettes
Cigarettes and other smoking materials are the number one cause of fire deaths in the U.S.
Source: Hall, John R. "The Smoking Material Fire Problem." National Fire Protection Association. July 2013. Web.
If current trends continue, by the year 2030, tobacco is projected to kill 8 million people a year worldwide.
Source: "Smoking’s Death Toll." The Tobacco Atlas. 2015. Web.
Of former smokers in the U.S., 1,872,000 have chronic bronchitis from smoking.
Source: "Cigarette Smoking Attributable Morbidity - United States, 2000." CDC. MMWR 2003; 52(35) 842-844. Table.
The number of tobacco farms in the U.S. has gone from 415,315 in 1959 to 10,014 today.
Source: "Tobacco-Farms and Acres, by Acres Harvested, Quantity Harvested, and Value of Crop for Tobacco, for Selected States: 1964 and 1959." U.S. Department of Agriculture. Table 59.
In 2006, U.S. consumers spent an estimated $90.7 million on tobacco products.
Source: Capehart, Tom. "Briefing Rooms: Tobacco." United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. 16 May 2007. Web.
In the U.S. in 2012, 73.9% of people with at least a college degree who had ever smoked reported that they had successfully quit.
RJ Reynolds, the maker of Camel cigarettes, banned smoking in their offices.
Source: The Associated Press. "Maker of Camel Cigarettes to End Smoking in Its Offices." The New York Times. 22 Oct. 2014. Web.
Big Tobacco's products kill 112 people from secondhand smoke every day.
Maternal smoking during pregnancy and exposure to secondhand smoke in infancy results in the deaths of 1,015 infants every year in the US.
Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. Smoking-Attributable Morbidity, Mortality, and Economic Costs. 2014. Report.
Every day, more than 3,200 youth under age 18 try a cigarette for the first time.
Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014. Report.
In 2008, 48.8% of people for whom their high school diploma was their highest level of educational attainment who have ever smoked reported that they had successfully quit.
Source: "Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Trends in Smoking Cessation --- United States, 2008." CDC. Atlanta, GA. 58(44). 13 Nov. 2009: 1227-1232. Web.
Smoking is responsible for the premature deaths of approximately 3 million women since 1980.
Source: "Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General." CDC. 30 Aug. 2002. 51: 1-30. Web.