It is still estimated that nearly 450,000 Americans die each year from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. And even though between the years of 2005 and 2010 the number of smokers has decreased a percent and a half (3 million adults) 1 out of 5 American adults still smoke (45.3 million adults).
Tobacco use continues to be the number one preventable cause of disease and death, however people continue to smoke. Fifty percent of adults who continue to smoke will die from a smoking-related illness.
Increasing public awareness through media campaigns has helped educate people on the health effects of smoking and how it influences society which is a great resource when preparing to stop smoking. There are many different ways to stop smoking; yet there is no one easy way but you can quit if you choose to do what it takes. But first you need to understand the hold cigarette smoking has on you and begin breaking the beliefs that keep you lighting up all day long. Quitting smoking is about taking back control of your life and you do this by changing the way you perceive smoking and the so-called benefits. Remember, there is no benefit to smoking!