- Is smoking tobacco really addictive?
- Why do people start smoking?
- How many people use tobacco?
- What in tobacco smoke is harmful?
- How does tobacco smoke affect the lungs?
- Does smoking tobacco affect your heart?
- How does smoking affect pregnant women and their babies?
- What are some of the short- and long-term effects of smoking tobacco?
- Is secondhand (environmental) tobacco smoke dangerous?
- How does tobacco use affect the economy?
- What’s being done to protect people from the hazards of smoking?
- Are spit tobacco and snuff safe alternatives to smoking?
- What are the health risks of smoking pipes or cigars?
- What about electronic cigarettes? Aren’t they safe?
- Is dissolvable tobacco safe?
- What about more exotic forms of smoking tobacco, such as clove cigarettes, bidis, and hookahs?
- What can I do to help with any damage that may have been caused by smoking?
- Can quitting really help a lifelong smoker?
- How do people quit tobacco?
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More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents by our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read many of them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Trying to quit or help someone else quit?
Guide to Quitting Smoking (also in Spanish)
Increase Your Chances of Quitting Smoking
Quitting Smoking – Help for Cravings and Tough Situations (also in Spanish)
More about smoking and tobacco use
Cigar Smoking (also in Spanish)
Cigarette Smoking (also in Spanish)
Secondhand Smoke (also in Spanish)
Child and Teen Tobacco Use (also in Spanish)
Women and Smoking (also in Spanish)
Tobacco and the LGBT Community
Death and harm from smoking
Smoking and Cancer Mortality Summary Table
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 02/13/2014
Last Revised: 02/13/2014