Tobacco abuse causes disease, disability, and death in many people of America. It is the most dangerous habit consuming millions of lives every year. A report from the Institute of Medicine 2007, states that tobacco is more powerful killer than AIDS, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicides, suicides or car accidents annually in America.
According to the report, four million people die worldwide every year because of smoking. In the United States alone, tobacco kills more than 490,000 Americans each year, which is responsible for nearly one in five deaths. Though many people know about the harmful impact of tobacco on health, they still are not ready to quit the habit.
According to a report from National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 2008, nearly 71 million Americans aged above 12 years were current smokers of tobacco. This shows that nearly 30 percent of the population in that age range are tobacco smokers.
Tobacco smoking is not only dangerous to the smokers, but is equally dangerous to the people who are around them. Thousands of second hand smokers are being affected by the negligent behavior of some people. One should understand the consequences of tobacco abuse on their and others health.
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