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KickButtsDayis March 21, 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Environments Division supports efforts to educate America’s youth about thehealthrisksof smoking and exposure tosecondhandsmoke.
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.Learnmorefrom EPA about secondhand tobacco smoke and why good indoor air quality is important to your health.