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    • Equality in smoking and disease, nobody wins! • Nearly 20 million women and girls in the United States smoke cigarettes. • During the sixties and seventies tobacco companies targeted women. • Women who smoke are more likely to die from C.O.P.D. than men who smoke. • Women over age 35 who smoke have a slightly higher risk of dying from heart disease than men who smoke. • More than 200,000 women die every year from smoking-related disease compared with 270,000 men who die from smoking-related disease every year. Source: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014. Publication date from document properties. womensinfographic_with_call_to_action_508v2.pdf?s_cid=bb-osh-effects-graphic-002
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