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Tobacco has been linked to a number of illnesses, including lung cancer, throat cancer and emphysema. Cigarette and tobacco have been used recreationally for hundreds of years, and until the 1960's tobacco companies insisted that their products were safe and part of a healthy lifestyle.

In the 1970's, however, medical research started to provide inescapable evidence of the detrimental health effects of cigarette and tobacco use. Even so, tobacco companies had been and continued to manufacture and promote their tobacco products knowing, but denying the addictive nature of nicotine and the harmful effects of tobacco use. Only within the last decade have the tobacco companies begun to acknowledge the addictive and unhealthy nature of smoking and tobacco use.

Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of tobacco use by using the form on your left or by calling us toll-free at 1 (866) 664-0400 for a FREE case review.

Tobacco related illnesses account for one out of every five deaths in the United States, exceeding the rate of deaths accountable to automobile accidents (including drunk driving), alcohol abuse, heroin & cocaine, AIDS, suicide, and murders COMBINED.

Tobacco Health Risks

There is no safe tobacco. Tobacco use and exposure to tobacco has been shown to increase the risk of the following:

There is a growing body of evidence that shows that non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke on a regular basis could be at risk of suffering the same injuries as smokers. Second-hand smoke has been classified as a known cause of cancer by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA estimates that as many as 3000 deaths per year are attributable to second-hand smoke. Children can be especially susceptible to illness related to second-hand smoke exposure. Second-hand smoke has been linked to asthma in young children, and studies have also linked second-hand smoke to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

When medical evidence of the dangers of tobacco use became inescapable, tobacco companies began marketing a new type of cigarette to its customers. The light cigarette, with lower levels of tar and nicotine were meant to make smokers conclude that these "light" cigarettes were a healthy alternative to those that were being shown to have dangerous health risks. Unfortunately "light" cigarettes are implicated in an equal number of lung cancer diagnoses as regular cigarettes as well as an increase in bladder cancer diagnoses.

Chewing tobacco and snuff are classified as smokeless tobacco. Because these products do not generate smoke, does not make them any less addicting, dangerous or lethal. Users of smokeless tobacco are Fifty times more likely to develop gum or cheek and four times as likely to develop mouth cancer as non-users. Users of so-called "chew" or "dip" also could be at greater risk of tooth loss of gum lesions.

Smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco or snuff, has been linked to health risks such as:

Tobacco FAQs

Why is tobacco dangerous?

Tobacco contains over 4,000 chemicals, including:

Tobacco is associated with the following health hazards:

What if I quit smoking?

While quitting smoking will decrease the chances that you will develop health problems later on in life, some of the damage caused by smoking cannot be completely reversed. Tobacco-related health problems can take several years to develop, so former smokers may still be subjected to smoking related health issues.

How many Americans smoke?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is estimated that 25.5 percent of American adults (approximately 46 million Americans), smoke cigarettes.

When did the health hazards of tobacco use first become known?

An article called "Cautions Against the Immoderate Use of Snuff," published in England in 1761, was the first known document to link tobacco use to cancer. In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General first concluded in a report that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer in men.

What about the health effects of secondhand smoke?

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), ventilation is not a practical method for eliminating secondhand smoke. The airflow that would be necessary to eliminate the harmful chemicals in smoke would be equivalent to a strong windstorm.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that secondhand smoke causes approximately 3,000 deaths every year of non-smokers who contract lung cancer.

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