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Smoking

Did you know?

  • Tobacco accounts for 7,500 preventable deaths in Washington state every year.
  • Nationally, cigarette smoking accounts for roughly 438,000 deaths every year--more than AIDS, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined.
  • Spit tobacco contains 28 cancer-causing agents and is NOT a safe alternative to cigarettes.
  • There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. An estimated 46,000 deaths are caused by exposure to secondhand smoke every year in the United States.
  • Every Washington household pays an estimated $631 each year for tobacco-related health care, even if nobody in the household smokes.

When you quit smoking the benefits are immediate. Find out what they are today!

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