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Annual Deaths Attributable to Cigarette Smoking—United States, 2005–2009

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Lung CancerCoronary Heart DiseaseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseOther DiagnosesStrokeOther Cancers

* Average annual number of deaths 2005–2009
Source: 2014 Surgeon General's Report, Table 12.4, page 660 [PDF–2.71 MB].

The infographic above shows the estimated average annual number of smoking-attributable deaths in the United States during 2005 through 2009 by specific causes, as follows:

  • Total: more than 480,000 deaths
  • Lung cancer: 138,000 deaths
  • Other cancers: 36,000 deaths
  • Coronary Heart Disease: 133,300 deaths
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 100,600 deaths
  • Stroke: 15,300 deaths
  • Other diagnoses: 56,800 deaths


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