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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

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Smoking usually refers to the likely outcome of Smoking. The prognosis of Smoking may include the duration of Smoking, chances of complications of Smoking, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Smoking, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Smoking. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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