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How do the numbers from smoking-related deaths compare to other causes of death?

The statistics which follow were obtained from an American Cancer Society pamphlet and are for 1993.

Cause of Death : Number per Year (excluding smoking) (U.S.A. only)

Alcohol-related: 105,000
Car accidents: 49,000
Suicide: 31,000
AIDS: 31,000
Murder: 22,000
Fire: 4,000
Cocaine: 3,300
Heroin/Morphine: 2,400
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Total (of above): 247,700

Cause of Death: Number per Year (Tobacco only) (U.S.A. only)

Total tobacco related: 434,000