The study of more than 200,000 people, published this week in BMC medicine, found about 67 percent of smokers perished from smoking-related illness.
That rate is higher than doctors previously estimated.
What percent of smokers get lung cancer?
Smoking and Lung Cancer
Most statistics look at the overall risk of lung cancer, combining both people who smoke and those who have never smoked. Based on United States statistics, the lifetime risk that a person will develop lung cancer is 6.4 percent or a little greater than one out of every 15 people.
How many smokers die from smoking?
Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
How likely is it to die from smoking?
For smoking, the message is clear: it really increases your chance of dying. In fact, being a current smoker has the same effect on the risk of death from all causes combined as adding about 5 to 10 years of age.
What age do most smokers die?
Tobacco deaths will not only occur in old age but will start when smokers are about age 35. Half of those who die from smoking-related causes will die in middle age, each losing about 25 years of life expectancy. More than 95% of the tobacco consumed is in the form of cigarettes.