More than 40% of U.S. adults who have depression are also smokers, meaning people need help with both if they want to quit. According to a U.S. Government survey published, it says that more than half of middle-aged men with depression were also smokers, while half of women under 40 who were depressed also smoked. About 7% of U.S. adults had depression in the years 2005 through 2012. Globally, tobacco kills about 5 million people a year and according to the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's a big deal. On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than non-smokers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cigarette smoking is responsible for about one in five deaths annually, or about 440,000 deaths per year.
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