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Cigarette Smoking-Attributable Morbidity—United States, 2000

September 5, 2003 / Vol. 52 / No. 35

The September 5, 2003, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains a new report titled “Cigarette Smoking-Attributable Morbidity—United States, 2000." The study estimates the prevalence of people who are alive with diseases caused by smoking.

The report is the first smoking-related morbidity data released by the CDC, and provides a national estimate of people living with smoking-attributable illness. The study found 8.6 million people in the United States have one or more serious illnesses caused by smoking.

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