Stay Away from Tobacco

Quitting tobacco is not easy, but it can be done. Whether you're a smoker, someone who uses smokeless tobacco, or just someone trying to help a friend or loved one, you'll find the information you need in this section.

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Tobacco and Cancer

Follow this link to our What Causes Cancer? section, where you can learn more about cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use, and how it affects different groups of people.

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Guide to Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. You'll find this information here.

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Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco products come in different forms, but they can still cause cancer and other health problems. Here you can learn what you need to know to help you quit.

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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.

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Tobacco and Cancer Fact Sheet

Here you'll find a brief overview of tobacco use, the most preventable cause of death in our society. Get a quick rundown of the cancers and other health problems it can cause, and of the benefits of quitting.

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Great American Smokeout

Go here to learn more about the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, held on the third Thursday in November each year. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to take an important step toward a healthier life by making a plan to quit, or by planning in advance and quitting smoking that day.

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Smoke-free Communities

Learn more about state actions to help curb tobacco use, and get information on how employers can help create a safer, healthier workplace for their employees.

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Quit for Life Program

The American Cancer Society Quit For Life® Program operated by Alere Wellbeing is a telephone-based coaching and Web-based learning support service to help people quit smoking.