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Annual Deaths Attributable to Cigarette Smoking—United States, 2000–2004

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Lung CancerIschemic Heart DiseaseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseOther DiagnosesStrokeOther Cancers

* Average annual number of deaths 2000–2004
Source: CDC SAMMEC, MMWR 2008;57(45):1226–1228..

The infographic above shows the estimated average annual number of smoking-attributable deaths in the United States during 2000 through 2004 by specific causes, as follows:

  • Lung cancer: 128,900 deaths
  • Other cancers: 35,300 deaths
  • Ischemic Heart Disease: 126,000 deaths
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 92,900 deaths
  • Stroke: 15,900 deaths
  • Other diagnoses: 44,000 deaths


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