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Tobacco Addiction Fast Facts
In 2017, approximately 34 million American adults smoked cigarettes. That’s about 14% of the adult population. The smoking rate is highest among adults ages 45-64, at almost 17%. About 10% of young people ages 18-24 smoke.
About 16 million Americans suffer from a disease that is related to smoking in some way.
More men than women smoke. Smoking rates are highest among people with either a high school diploma or that didn’t graduate high school. Diseases related to tobacco use are the biggest preventable cause of death in the United States. About 480,000 people die each year from tobacco-related illnesses.
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Tobacco-related health problems cost the US economy more than $300 billion per year.
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Tobacco Addiction Caregiver Tips
If your loved one is addicted to tobacco, you can take steps to help them to quit.
- Educate yourself. Learn about what causes nicotine dependency, and understand the effects that the chemical has on the body. The symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can be intense and not unlike withdrawal symptoms associated with strong drugs such as opioids. It will help you to be more understanding if you know what your loved one is going through.
- Don’t have an all-or-nothing mentality. Beating tobacco addiction is very difficult, even for someone who truly wants to quit.