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What is Smoking?

What is Smoking?

Smoking is an addiction and one of the most preventable causes of premature death in the U.S. Smoking cigarettes exposes the smoker to over 4 ...more »

  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes.
  • Smoking: to inhale and exhale the smoke produced by the combustion of a substance.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Smoking: the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Smoking: Introduction

Types of Smoking:

Broader types of Smoking:

How many people get Smoking?

Prevalance of Smoking: 22.3% of Americans smoke (CDC); 23 million American women smoke (NHLBI)
Prevalance Rate of Smoking: approx 1 in 4 or 22.30% or 60.7 million people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Smoking: 1 in 2 chance of dying from a smoking-related disease (NIA)
Worldwide prevalence: 1.3 billion people smoking worldwide (WHO World Health Report, 2003)
Prevalance of Smoking: An estimated 47 million (24.7 percent) adults were smokers in the United States in 1995 --24.5 million men (27 percent) and 22.4 million women (22.6 percent). (Source: excerpt from Facts About Smoking Among U_S_ Adults: CDC-OC) ... Current estimates indicate that about one-third of all adults smoke. And, while adult men seem to be smoking less, women and teenagers of both sexes seem to be smoking more. (Source: excerpt from Smoking and Your Digestive System: NIDDK)

Who gets Smoking?

Race Profile for Smoking: Among the various ethnic groups, smoking prevalence is highest for American Indians and Alaska Natives (36.2 percent), and lowest for Asian-Pacific Islanders (16.6 percent). (Source: excerpt from Facts About Smoking Among U_S_ Adults: CDC-OC)

Racial Information for Smoking: Native American women have some of the highest smoking rates in the country (44%), compared to white (29%), African American (23%), Hispanic (16%) and Asian (6%). (Source: excerpt from Native American Women's Health: NWHIC)

How serious is Smoking?

Complications of Smoking: see complications of Smoking
Average life years lost for Smoking: 12 years (NIA)
Deaths for Smoking: 440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC)

What causes Smoking?

Causes of Smoking: see causes of Smoking
Risk factors for Smoking: see risk factors for Smoking

What are the symptoms of Smoking?

Symptoms of Smoking: see symptoms of Smoking

Complications of Smoking: see complications of Smoking

Can anyone else get Smoking?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Smoking

Smoking: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Smoking.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Smoking.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Smoking: see treatments for Smoking
Alternative treatments for Smoking: see alternative treatments for Smoking
Research for Smoking: see research for Smoking

Society issues for Smoking


Cost statistics for Smoking: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Smoking:

  • Expenditure on smoking related disease is estimated to be 200 billion U.S. dollars per year worldwide (WHO Web Site)
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Hospitalization statistics for Smoking: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Smoking:
  • 0.0002% (21) of hospital consultant episodes were for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Smoking:

Organs and body systems related to Smoking include:

Name and Aliases of Smoking

Main name of condition: Smoking

Other names or spellings for Smoking:

nicotine dependence

Tobacco smoking, Cigarettes Source - Diseases Database

Smoke
Source - WordNet 2.1

Smoking: Related Conditions

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