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California Coughs Up $18 Billion In Smoking-Related Costs

Despite California’s tobacco control program, smoking extracts a heavy toll in the state.

A new study from UC San Francisco offers some stark details on the impact of tobacco use in California.

The study reveals more than 34,000 Californians died from smoking-related causes in 2009, the latest figures available for the research. That includes deaths from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illnesses. That amounts to more than one in seven deaths in the state caused by smoking.