Tobacco Kills Millions Of People Each Year

  • Tobacco has caused more death than all of the wars in the history of the world;
  • Between 1950 and the year 2000 tobacco killed about 60 million people worldwide;
  • Tobacco kills about eight people around the world each minute;
  • More people die from tobacco than from the combination of AIDS, alcohol, automobile accidents, fires, homicides, illegal drugs, and suicides;

Tobacco-related illnesses are the leading cause of death around the world; and

  • Tobacco kills 443,000 people per year in America alone. In addition, alcohol kills about 100,000 Americans each year. Throw in the thousands of deaths from guns and you can see the growth industry at the division of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). What metric are we using to rate their performance? It might be more accurate to call the agency “population control.”

lung cancer and smoking tobacco

Tobacco kills thousands of people around the world every day. It may have killed someone you know. One thing is certain, it has killed people we all have known and it will continue to take its toll. Below are just a few of the famous faces that have been silenced by tobacco:

  • David McLean, a former “Marlboro Man”
  • Babe Ruth
  • Tony Gwynn
  • Paul Newman
  • Barry Bonds, Sr.
  • Cal Ripken, Sr.
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Yul Brenner
  • Vincent Price
  • R.J. Reynolds
  • Buck Buchanan
  • Fred McMurray
  • Chuck Connors
  • George Peppard
  • Robert Mitchum
  • Brian Keith
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • George Harrison
  • Warren Zevon
  • Melina Mercouri
  • Peter Jennings
  • Walt Disney
  • Paul Newman
  • George Harrison
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • Johny Carson
  • Many others

 Cigarettes Will Kill You

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