By the Numbers
There's power in numbers. It's no secret that smoking is bad for you, but the truth is, the health consequences from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke are more numerous than people know. We've narrowed it down to some of the worst for our lists, including many you might not have thought of.
Top 10 Populations Disproportionately Affected by Cigarette Smoking and Tobacco Use
The good news is smoking rates have decreased over the past decade and are at historically low levels. However, certain parts of the country and populations continue to smoke at high rates.
10 Health Effects Caused by Smoking You Didn't Know About
Since the U.S. Surgeon General officially confirmed that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer in 1964, we've learned that smoking is responsible for a heap of other awful diseases, contributing to the tobacco epidemic we face today.
10 of the Worst Diseases Smoking Causes
Smoking cigarettes will kill you, but before you die, you could experience some pretty terrible diseases and health conditions from smoking.
10 Bad Things the Tobacco Industry Has Done to Entice Kids to Start Smoking
Every day, close to 400 kids and teens who had previously been occasional cigarette smokers become regular cigarette smokers.
9 of the Worst Diseases You Can Get from Secondhand Smoke
Smoking doesn't just affect smokers; it also has an impact on their families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and even strangers who breathe the smoke-filled air.
10 of the Most Appalling Facts about Tobacco Company Misdeeds from the Famous Federal Court Ruling
In 2006, major tobacco companies were found guilty of racketeering, aka organized criminal activity. Here are 10 of the most troubling facts the judge found in her ruling.
Top 8 Things the Industry Does to Encourage Youth to Use E-Cigarettes
In four short years from 2011 to 2015, e-cigarette use among high school students spiked by 900 percent before finally decreasing a bit in 2016. Here are 8 ways the industry added fuel to the fire.