Chemicals & Human Health

Lung Toxicology Problem Set

Problem 5: Causes of death in the US

For help to answer the question:

Which of the following causes the most deaths in the US?
B. motor vehicles
C. homicide
D. smoking
E. alcohol


The graph below shows several factors that cause deaths in the US. As you can see, smoking causes the most deaths by far.

Deaths related to cigarette smoking
Most people associate smoking with lung cancer. Lung cancer is responsible for many of the deaths caused by smoking, but there are also other diseases associated with smoking.

Lung Toxicology Problem Set Chemicals & Human Health

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Tuesday, October 14, 1997
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