Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health

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Is smoking tobacco really addictive?

People have all sorts of questions about cigarettes, cigars, spit and other types of smokeless tobacco, different tobacco products, nicotine, addiction, and quitting. Many of these questions are answered here.

We also answer some questions about how smoking and tobacco can affect a person’s health, including the heart, circulation, and lungs. We discuss its effect on unborn babies and how it affects the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Please see the “To learn more” section to see other tobacco-related subjects we cover in more detail in separate documents.

Last Medical Review: 11/08/2012
Last Revised: 07/08/2013