Stat!: One Step Forward, One Step Back

  • Percent decrease in smoking-related deaths in the US between 1960 and 2010: 54
  • Percent increase in obesity-related death: 166
  • Percent decrease in death from heavy alcohol use: 22
  • Percent increase in deaths from firearms: 29
  • Percent decrease in death due to motor vehicles: 46
  • Percent increase in death by toxins (especially prescription drug overdose): 1005

  • Quality-adjusted years of life Americans have gained thanks to to less smoking, less heavy alcohol use, and safer driving and cars: 1.82
  • Quality-adjusted years of life lost due to obesity, firearms, and poisonous substances: 1.77

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research

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A humanistic, holistic dental practice in Northern California, providing integrative, biological, mercury-free dentistry

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