Tobacco products have the highest rates of dependence. There are several factors that contribute to this, such as availability. There are more resources than ever to help you quit.
- Tobacco-related costs for the United States is over $190 billion (healthcare costs, loss of productivity, etc.).
- The rate of illicit drug use was 9.5 times higher in 2011 for teens who smoked cigarettes than those who didn’t.
- Tobacco causes more deaths each year than all other substance abuse related deaths combined.
- Tobacco users, in general, are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. Over 40% of cigarette smokers reported binge drinking in 2011.
- The rates of pack-a-day smokers among those aged 18 to 25 has decreased by over 13% since 2002.