The Facts

Impacts of Tobacco


Tobacco Use Affects Us All

While we know tobacco use is bad for our health, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing 443,000 smokers each year.1 The habit kills 4,300 Coloradans annually.2

Tobacco affects us all and impacts our health, our environment and our economy.

health impacts
environmental impacts
economic impacts


References
  1. http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/facts_issues/tobacco_101/
  2. http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/facts_issues/toll_us/colorado
  3. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/tobacco-related-cancer-fact-sheet
  4. http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/facts_issues/toll_us/
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/
  6. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/cancer/index.htm
  7. http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/sotc-2013-report.pdf
  8. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/chemicals_smoke/
  9. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/tobacco-related-cancer-fact-sheet
  10. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/heart_disease/index.htm
  11. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/respiratory/index.htm
  12. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/highlight_sheets/pdfs/overview_reproductive.pdf
  13. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/smokeless-tobacco
  14. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/tobacco-related-cancer-fact-sheet
  15. http://www.legacyforhealth.org/newsroom/press-releases/billions-of-pieces-of-toxic-trash-are-leaching-deadly-chemicals
  16. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/chemicals_smoke/
  17. http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0202.pdf
  18. http://www.who.int/tobacco/research/economics/rationale/environment/en/