Cigarette smoking rates in the United States are the lowest they’ve ever been. Although smoking rates have dropped by 67 percent since 1965, it is estimated that approximately 14% of American adults are smokers.
Every year, more than 480,000 people die in the United States due to tobacco-related diseases. That is around 1 in 5 of all deaths in the U.S. annually. It is estimated that 1 in 2 smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.
But how about secondhand smoking?
It might come as a surprise to some people, but secondhand smoke can be more dangerous than smoking itself.
Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke that comes from the burning end of a