Quick Facts

  • Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body. smoking1
  • Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
  • Over 480,000 people die from cigarette smoking each year.
  • About 90% of lung cancer deaths in both men and women are caused by smoking.
  • Smoking increases the risk of both coronary disease and stroke by 2-4 times.
  • Even smoking less than 5 cigarettes per day puts you at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • Smokers are 12-13 times more likely to die from cardiovascular related diseases than nonsmokers.
  • Tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals. 70 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.

Smoking in Nevada

Adult Smokers

In 2012, 22.9% of adults in Nevada were cigarette smokers. According to Tobacco Free Kids, the rate has decreased to 17% since.




Nevada Youth

Cigarette smoking among high school students has decreased since 2011. However, e-cigarette smoking has increased.

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Smoking Effects on Society

Smoking affects not only peoples’ health but also the environment, our media, and other aspects of our society.

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Nevada Tobacco Quitline

Nevada Tobacco Quitline is a FREE phone counseling service available to smokers aged 13 or over who want to stop smoking. Your quit coach will help you make a schedule so you can quit using tobacco.  Adults over 18 may qualify for FREE tobacco replacement therapy. To find out more, click here.

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