Equality in Smoking & Disease: Nobody Wins!
- During the 60s and 70s, tobacco compainies targeted women.
- In the last 50 years, a woman’s risk of dying from smoking has more than tripled and is now equal to a man’s risk.
- Women who smoke are more likely to die from COPD than men who smoke.
- More than 200,000 women die every year from smoking-related disease compared with 270,000 men who die from smoking-related disease every year.
Women who smoke should quit smoking.
Page last reviewed: April 28, 2020