According to the CDC, smoking has been the number-one cause of preventable death and disease in this country for decades. If we could eliminate tobacco use entirely, the results would be staggering:
- We would prevent nearly half a million premature deaths each year.
- We would save the lives of 5.6 million children alive today who would die prematurely because of smoking.
- 58 million Americans still exposed to secondhand smoke would breathe more freely.
- We would prevent one out of three cancer deaths in this country.