A little more than 12 percent of all American women are smokers, but the rate is higher in Nebraska: 14.5 percent of women in this state are smokers.
More American women die from lung cancer than breast cancer.
Women have serious health consequences from smoking. Women smokers are more likely to die from COPD than men smokers, and in fact about 90 percent of all COPD deaths among women in the U.S. can be attributed to cigarette smoking. The number of women dying from COPD now exceeds the number of men.
Women smokers also have a higher risk of dying from heart disease then men who smoke.
Of all deaths from secondhand smoke, 64 percent of them are women.
It is estimated from 2013 to 2030 more than 20 million women worldwide will die from the consequences of tobacco use.