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Fast facts

Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, midnight

• Nearly one of every five U.S. adults smokes.

• That share is higher among lower-income people, who also are more likely to work in jobs that don’t come with health insurance and would depend on the new federal health care law.

• Smoking increases the risk of developing heart disease, lung problems and cancer, contributing to nearly 450,000 deaths a year.


 

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