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Who Still Smokes? Smokers in the U.S. Today

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(Image credit: Ross Toro, MyHealthNewsDaily)

About 46 million Americans smoke, and the habit contributes to the deaths of an estimated 400,000 Americans every year due to lung cancer alone. A 40-year-decline in smoking leveled off about five years ago, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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Ross Toro
Ross Toro is a contributing infographic artist for Live Science. He specializes in explanatory graphics that deal with science topics. Ross is a former art director of the Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and United Press International. He teaches Filipino martial arts when not dabbling in cartoons and animation.