Facts & Figures

Need detailed information on different tobacco products and the impact of tobacco use on specific communities?  The American Lung Association can help.

  • General Smoking Facts - An overview of information about smoking, its health effects, quitting, and other topics.
  • What's In a Cigarette – In addition to tobacco, there are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 4,000 chemicals.
  • Cigars – Cigars have some of the same health risks as cigarettes, including certain cancers.
  • Smokeless Tobacco Products – Smokeless tobacco products are a known cause of cancer, and are not a safe alternative to cigarettes.
  • Tobacco Industry Marketing – Learn more on how the tobacco industry targets youth and specific populations with its marketing strategies.
  • Specific Populations – See how smoking/tobacco use often disproportionately affects specific communities and populations.
  • Trends in Tobacco Use - Data-rich document with tables and figures depicting cigarette and tobacco use and related mortality.

The American Lung Association also has information available on our advocacy efforts to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.