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Protect yourself. Don’t let smoking hurt you.

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Nicotine as well as the more than 400,000 chemicals delivered in tobacco and other devices — along with secondhand smoke — can have a lethal effect. You have the power to limit your risk. Don't smoke, and stay away from others who do.

Woman breaking a cigarette trying to quit smoking

Tobacco dangers:

Tobacco use is the leading cause of many diseases:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking can cause:

  • Cancer almost anywhere in the body, particularly the lungs
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic airway obstruction
  • Sudden infant death syndrome in newborns
  • Low birth weight in babies