Program designed to help smokers kick the habit

More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smokers have a higher risk for stroke, many types of cancer and coronary heart disease. Cigarette smoking also is associated with a 10-fold increase in the risk of dying from chronic obstructive lung disease.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smokers have a higher risk for stroke, many types of cancer and coronary heart disease.

Cigarette smoking also is associated with a 10-fold increase in the risk of dying from chronic obstructive lung disease.

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