Smoking kills more than 400,000 people annually in the United States. If cigarette smoking were considered an independent cause of death, it would be the third leading killer in the United States, behind only heart diseases and cancers. More Americans die of cigarette smoking each year than die from accidents, influenza, pneumonia, suicide, homicide and opioids combined.
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  • Tobacco: the #2 killer in the world.
  • CDC Fast Facts on Smoking
  • The Surgeon General's Reports on Tobacco
  • History of Tobacco Use (PDF)
  • History of Lung Cancer Link
  • American Lung Association
  • Canadian Lung Association
  • The Emphysema Foundation
  • Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
  • The Pulmonology Channel (commercial site)
  • Why Quit Smoking?
  • How to Quit Smoking
  • Youth and the Delusion of Immortality
  • The Cigarette Century
  • More Doctors Smoke Camels (image ads)
  • Cigarette Substitutes
  • Tobacco and Cancer (Cancer Society)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Smoke and Mirrors (Stanford)
  • Help to Quit Smoking (U.S. Government)
  • e-Cigarettes and Vaping
  • Latest News on Smoking
  • Steven Lewis Home Page
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