According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths each year.
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer among men and women in the U.S., and the National Cancer Institute reports that 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among men and 80 percent of lung cancer deaths among women can be attributed to smoking.
Cigarette smoking in particular causes several types of cancer aside from lung cancer. Cases of cancers of the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix have all been linked to cigarettes.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America provides us with this informational infographic that gives you the facts on the dangerous link between smoking and cancer.
There are countless resources available for smokers who want to quit. Smokefree.gov is a great place to start to find the cessation method that works for you.
Image Source: Cancer Treatment Centers of America