Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Tobacco and smoking attribute to at least one-third of all cancer deaths. One in every five deaths is due to the effect of tobacco use.
In 2002, about 170,000 people will die of cancer because of their use of tobacco products. This number represents at least 30% of all estimated cancer deaths in the United States.*
*Cancer Facts and Figures 2002, American Cancer Society
The Tobacco Control Monographs (Reports)
The National Cancer Institute established the Tobacco Control Monograph series (formerly called the Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph series) in 1991 to provide ongoing and timely information about emerging public health issues in smoking and tobacco use control.
The series reduces the time between availability of information from research projects and the publication and wide dissemination of this information, and enhances the rapidity with which NCI can use findings from research trials to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality.
Many of the tobacco monographs can be ordered by calling the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or visiting NCI's Publications Locator Web site.
Monographs 1-19 can also be viewed online in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Use the links below to view or order the tobacco monographs.