Prognosis of Smoking
Life Expectancy and Survival Rates
Average life years lost from Smoking: 12 years (NIA) ...see also deaths and Smoking
Life years lost from Smoking: Smoking
doesn't just cut a few months off the end of your life. It reduces
the life of the average smoker by 12 years. (Source: excerpt from Smoking It's Never Too Late to Stop -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
Deaths and Mortality Rates
Deaths from Smoking: 440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC)
Estimated mortality rate for Smoking from prevalence and deaths statistics:
- Deaths: 440,000 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data:
440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC))
- Incidence: 60,655,997 (USA prevalence calculated from this data:
22.3% of Americans smoke (CDC); 23 million American women smoke (NHLBI)
- 0.73% (ratio of deaths to prevalence).
- See also Deaths and Smoking and Overview of Smoking.
Complications of Smoking may include:
Complications of Smoking from the Diseases Database include:
Source: Diseases Database
See also complications of Smoking.
Death Statistics for Smoking
The following are statistics from various sources
about deaths related to Smoking:
- Death rate is 2-3 times higher than non-smokers
- Estimated to cause 10 million deaths per year worldwide by 2020 (WHO Web Site)
- 1.2 million deaths in Europe (The European Heart Network)
- 45,000 African American deaths each year in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
- 1.2 million deaths from smoking in Europe (The European Heart Network, 2000)
- 400,000 deaths annually in the US (Mayo Clinic)
- more death statistics...»
Smoking: Research More
The 'prognosis' of Smoking usually refers to the likely outcome
The prognosis of Smoking
may include the duration of Smoking, chances of complications of Smoking,
prospects for recovery, recovery period for Smoking, survival rates,
and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Smoking.
Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
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