Tobacco and Cancer

In this section you can get information on cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use, and learn how it affects different groups of people.

Cigarette Smoking

Here you'll find a brief overview of cigarette smoking: who smokes, how smoking affects health, what makes it so hard to quit, and what some of the many rewards of quitting are. For help quitting, see our Guide to Quitting Smoking.

Cigar Smoking

Learn more about what cigars are, the recent trends in their use, and the possible health effects they may have on the people who smoke them and those around them.

Secondhand Smoke

People who breathe in secondhand smoke take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals just like smokers do. Learn more about secondhand smoke, why it is a problem, and what can be done about it.

Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health

Get answers to common questions about cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and other products. Learn about nicotine addiction, and how tobacco use can affect people's health, including their risk of cancer.

Women and Smoking

Get the latest statistics on smoking among women, and learn about its possible effects on your health.

Child and Teen Tobacco Use

In this guide we talk about tobacco use among children and teens. We also give some tips for parents, teachers, and other adults who want to keep their kids tobacco-free.

Stay Away from Tobacco

After learning about the links between tobacco and cancer, we invite you to explore the content in the Stay Healthy section of our site. Whether you want to quit tobacco or are just trying to help a friend or loved one, you'll find helpful information on quitting in this section.

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