Smoking Behind 14 Million Major Medical Conditions

Cigarette smoking has been found to harm nearly every bodily organ and is a leading cause of preventable disease, but current estimates of smoking-attributable morbidity by condition for the United States are generally unavailable. The objective of the study is to estimate the burden of major medical conditions attributable to cigarette smoking in the United States.

We estimate that U.S. adults have had approximately 14 million major medical conditions that were attributable to smoking. 

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