Families are often destroyed when a loved one passes away. The emotional and financial impacts are too much to bear. Yet, Americans continue to put themselves at risk, even though the number one preventable cause of death can be eliminated for good.
An estimated 393,000 Americans die of smoking-related diseases each year. But if the health benefits alone aren’t enough to make you quit, smoking also takes a hit on your pocketbook. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates smoking costs the United States economy $156 billion dollars in lost productivity a year. Yet, despite health and economic impacts of this deadly habit, the average smoker will take seven to eleven attempts before they quit for good.