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at least $289 billion each year, including at least $151 billion in lost productivity and $130 billion in direct healthcare expenditures.
Smokers are at higher risk of developing pneumonia, tuberculosis, and other airway infections (1–3).
In addition, smoking causes inflammation and impairs immune function (1).
Among the 250 known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 69 can cause cancer.