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Quitting Time: The Trend Toward Tobacco-Free Workplaces: Guest Column: By Q. Thomas Novinger, MD

Did you know that tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States? According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), tobacco use is responsible for nearly one in five deaths - or about 443,000 premature deaths each year - and more than 49,000 non-smokers die as a result of exposure to second-hand smoke.

The ACS also estimates that between 2000 and 2004, smoking caused more than $193 billion in annual health-related costs in the United States, including smoking-attributable medical costs and productivity losses.

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