By the Numbers

$75 billion Yearly direct medical costs related to smoking

48.7 million People who smoke in the U.S.

12.5 million Acres of trees destroyed each year to provide trees to cure tobacco

442,398 People die every year from smoking-related conditions

38,053 People die every year from second-hand smoke

6,000 People under 18-years-old try a cigarette every day

4,000 Chemicals are used in every cigarette

2,000 People under 18-years-old become daily smokers every day

$1,000 Yearly cost of smoking a pack a day

40 Carcinogens are used to make cigarettes

18 Age that 80 percent of smokers started by

3 Months after quitting when cravings may occur

- American Heart Association, Center for Disease Control and

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