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Smoking and its ill effects

According to the CDC, more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.

Tobacco use cause 6 million deaths across the globe annually. (CDC)

Smokers are 12 to 13 percent more likely to die of COPD than nonsmokers.(CDC)

According to the CDC, smoking costs the U.S. 300 billion dollars annually between healthcare costs and the cost of lost labor.

Second hand smoke is the smoke breathed in by someone near a smoker. Second hand smoke is never safe - in any amount. (

An increase in blood pressure is also caused by smoking. This puts stress on a smoker's heart and can make it weaker. (

Smoking makes your blood thick and sticky. This makes your heart work harder and can lead to heart attacks or strokes. (


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