Surprising Stats! Annual Deaths from Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Use

Take a look at these surprising statistics on the number of deaths, annually, in the US, caused by various substances.

Oct 24, 2014

Whether you think marijuana should be legal, medical, or controlled, the numbers don’t lie. Take a look at the number of deaths annually in the US from substances like tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, to see just how dangerous these substances can be.

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Annual Deaths from Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Use

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Take a look at these surprising statistics on the amount of deaths, annually, in the US, caused by various substances. 

  • 400,000

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    A striking 400,000 deaths annually are due to cigarettes.

  • 100,000

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Alcohol causes about 100,000 deaths every year.

  • 15,000

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Approximately 15,000 people die from methamphetamine each year.

  • 15,000

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    About 15,000 deaths annually are due to painkillers.

  • 400

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Around 400 people die from heroin use every year.

  • 200

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Approximately 200 people die from cocaine use annually.

  • 75

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    About 75 people die from Ecstacy every year.

  • 0

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Number of deaths from marijuana use. In fact, there have been 0 recorded deaths from marijuana use. Ever.

Oct 24, 2014