Kick Butts Day is March 20, 2019. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Environments Division supports efforts to educate America’s youth about the health risks of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
In the United States
- Cigarette smoking accounts for one in five deaths annually—that’s more than 480,000 deaths per year, or 1,300 deaths every day.
- Secondhand smoke exposure is responsible for 41,000 deaths per year.
- Smokers die an average of 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
- Tobacco use among youth is rising, and e-cigarettes are the main reason.
Learn more from EPA about secondhand tobacco smoke and why good indoor air quality is important for your health.