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Smoking and Respiratory Diseases
Columbia University Medical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
"Diseases caused by smoking kill more than 438,000 people in the US each year. In fact, smoking is directly responsible for the majority of lung cancer cases (87 percent), emphysema cases, and chronic bronchitis cases."
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Better Health More Than Twice as Likely for Nonsmokers Who Live and Work with Smoking Restrictions
Mailman School of Public Health
"Nonsmokers who live under both a total household and total workplace smoking ban are over two and a half times more likely to report better health than those without smoking bans. The study surveyed 1,472 Chinese American adults who live and work in New York City."
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Nicotine Dependence Remains Prevalent Despite Recent Declines in Cigarette Use
Mailman School of Public Health
"Despite recent declines in cigarette use in the U.S., nicotine dependence has remained steady among adults and has actually increased among some groups."
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Smoking Bans Reduce Heart Attacks and Disease
Institute of Medicine
"The panel...said it found that a reduction in heart problems began fairly quickly after a smoking ban was instituted and that exposure to low or fleeting levels of secondhand smoke could cause cardiovascular problems."
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2008 Smoking Statistics - General Facts
"Smoking-related diseases kill one in 10 adults globally, or cause four million deaths. If the same rate continues, by 2030 smoking will kill one in six people."
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Smoking and Cancer - Statistics for the U.S. Smoking Cessation
"Compared to nonsmokers, men who smoke are about 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer and women who smoke are about 13 times more likely. Smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80% in women." (2005)
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