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Smoking and Tobacco

Overview

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis, and heart disease.

 

Free Help to Quit Smoking

2014 marks 50 years since the first Surgeon General's report on Smoking and Health.  
 
The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014
This website links to the full 2014 Surgeon General's report and to other related resources, including summaries, fact sheets, videos, podcasts, and more.Learn More…

 

Smoking Quitline
Talk with an NCI smoking cessation counselor for help quitting and answers to smoking-related questions in English or Spanish - call toll free within the United States, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

LiveHelp Online Chat
Get information and advice about quitting smoking through a confidential online text chat with an information specialist from NCI's Cancer Information Service - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time: LiveHelp

 

Smokefree.gov
This website offers science-driven tools, information, and support that have been effective in helping smokers quit: Smokefree.gov

 

Smokefree Women
Try the Smokefree Women website for information on how to quit smoking. The site covers smoking-related topics that are often important to women, such as weight management and stress, and tells how to contact experts and find other resources.

 

Smokefree Teen
The Smokefree Teen website was developed specifically to help teen smokers quit and offers tailored information, several social media pages to connect teens with cessation tools, and a free smartphone application.

 

More Information about Tobacco Use

Quitting Smoking

Smoking and Tobacco Information

Smoking and Tobacco Research and Statistics

Clinical Trials Related to Smoking

Información en español

 

Source:

Smoking (National Cancer Institute)

 

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Last Reviewed: Jun 25, 2014