American Academy of Pediatrics: Tobacco's toll: implications for the pediatrician.

  • Published 2001 in Pediatrics
The disease of tobacco addiction, which is pervasive in the United States, begins in childhood and adolescence. Twenty-five percent of the population regularly uses tobacco, despite evidence that such use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Tobacco use reportedly kills 2.5 times as many people each year as alcohol and drug abuse… CONTINUE READING