This table shows the Number and percentage of cigarette smoking-attributable conditions among current and former smokers, by condition. The table follows below:

TABLE. Number and percentage of cigarette smoking-attributable conditions* among current and former smokers†, by condition — United States, 2000§

Condition

Current smokers

Former smokers

Overall

No.

(%)

No.

(%)

No.

(%)

Chronic bronchitis

2,633,000

(49)

1,872,000

(26)

4,505,000

(35)

Emphysema

1,273,000

(24)

1,743,000

(24)

3,016,000

(24)

Heart attack

719,000

(13)

1,755,000

(24)

2,474,000

(19)

All cancer except lung cancer

358,000

(7)

1,154,000

(16)

1,512,000

(12)

Stroke

384,000

(7)

637,000

(9)

1,021,000

(8)

Lung cancer

46,000

(1)

138,000

(2)

184,000

(1)

Total¶

5,412,000

(100)

7,299,000

(100)

12,711,000

(100)

* Cigarette smoking-attributable conditions considered are stroke, heart attack, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and cancer of the lung, bladder, mouth/pharynx, esophagus, cervix, kidney, larynx, and pancreas.
† Current smokers were defined as persons who reported smoking ≥100 cigarettes during their lifetime and who now smoke some days or every day. Former smokers were defined as persons who reported having smoked ≥100 cigarettes during their lifetime but did not smoke at the time of interview.
§ Results are adjusted for age, race, sex, and state/area of residence and rounded to the nearest 1,000.
¶ Numbers might not add to total because of rounding.