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.

For help, visit women.smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.