smokinggraphCourtesy of the World Health Organization

Tobacco use is the leading cause of death and disability in Philadelphia:

  • 2,400 deaths per year in Philadelphia are due to tobacco use 
  • 50,000 Philadelphians suffer from smoking‐related illnesses 
  • $700 million in productivity losses accrue annually to Philadelphia employers

Information courtesy of the Philadelphia Health Department

Get the facts. Explore the links below from the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention to inform yourself about the risks and effects of tobacco use.

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Smoking causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general. Click HERE for full page.
Overall mortality among both male and female smokers in the United States is about three times higher than that among similar people who never smoked. Click HERE for full page.
Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals: at least 70 are known carcinogens. There’s no risk-free level of exposure. Click HERE for more about secondhand smoke.
tobaccoecon Every year, tobacco companies spend billions of dollars on advertising and promotion, and tobacco use costs the United States billions of dollars in medical expenses and lost productivity. Click HERE for full page.