If you are Asian American, you are part of a fast-growing group with several different languages, dialects, and cultures.
- Smoking raises your risk for cancer, heart disease, and stroke—which already are leading causes of death for Asian Americans.
- Among Asian American adults, cigarette smoking is more common in men than women.
- About 1 in every 6 men smokes cigarettes (16.7%).
- About 1 in every 18 women smokes cigarettes (5.5%).
- Overall, about 1 in every 9 Asian American adults smokes cigarettes.
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- Detailed Statistics Learn about smoking in specific populations and the current rates of cigarette smoking in the United States.
Learn more about all Tips participants in our Real Stories section.
You can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
Quitline coaches can answer questions, help you develop a quit plan, and provide support.
Additional resources that provide information about free counseling sessions as well as help for tribes include:
- Freedom From Smoking
- Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program from the HealthCare Partnership at the University of Arizona (training counselors to do cessation courses)
Medicare currently covers quit-smoking treatments. The benefit covers two tobacco cessation attempts per year and up to four face-to-face counseling sessions per attempt.
Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act expand private health insurance and Medicaid coverage of proven quit-smoking treatments.
- Page last reviewed: May 8, 2014
- Page last updated: July 29, 2014
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