How Many People Die From Smoking? 

Tobacco use kills more people than any other cause of disease or injury. In the 20th century, it killed over 100 million people. The devastating effects of smoking have been recognized by governments around the world and a coordinated global response is required to address these issues. This chart shows the estimated annual mortality due to smoking. In developing countries, the number of smoking-related deaths is significantly lower than the global total. The interactive chart below displays the global mortality due to tobacco use. 

According to the World Health Organization, more than 480,000 people die every year because of tobacco. That's about one in five deaths. Even though smoking is no longer a leading cause of death, it still kills a large number of people, and it contributes to at least half of all premature deaths. As a result, it is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. And unlike other deadly habits, quitting smoking can save your life. 

According to the World Health Organization, smoking is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. It increases your risk of developing a variety of diseases and contributes to billions of dollars in health care costs. It is responsible for more than half of all deaths worldwide - 5.1 million of them are caused by cigarette smoking, 1.3 million are the result of secondhand smoke - and there are another 56,000 deaths from chewing tobacco. 

The CDC reports that the use of tobacco causes four million deaths annually in the United States, most of which are caused by lung cancer and heart disease. In addition, approximately 41,000 deaths occur as a result of secondhand smoke. Additionally, 5.6 million young people die each year from tobacco-related diseases. While many of these are preventable, there are no other methods to stop smoking and protect your health. The World Health Organization provides the statistics and information on the death and illness associated with tobacco. 

The WHO also published the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) in 2005. The GBD reports on various risk factors, including smoking. In 2018, the World Health Organization reported that tobacco-related deaths killed seven million people. This figure is an underestimate and may not be accurate. However, the numbers will continue to rise as more smokers are compelled to quit. And the WHO says that the number of people dying from tobacco is likely to increase. 

In 2019, nearly eight million people die from smoking. The rate continues to rise, with nearly 16 million people living with a smoking-related disease in the U.S. As of 2015, the number of deaths is increasing year after year. The CDC estimates that 5.3 million youths die each day from tobacco-related illnesses. The figures are more than double the rates in South Asia. The CDC also reports that chewing tobacco kills an estimated 56,000 people every year."