Tobacco Use: WHAT is the price?
Lung cancer , acute myeloid leukemia, and tumors of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum are all caused by tobacco use, according the report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"There are more than 36 million smokers in the US," said CDC director Tom Frieden in a statement.
"Sadly, nearly half could die prematurely from tobacco-related illnesses, including six million from cancer , unless we implement the programs that will help smokers quit."
About 343,000 people died each year from these cancers.
Cigarette-smoking is on the decline, down from 21 percent (45.1 million) of the US population in 2005 to 15 percent (36.5 million) in 2015.