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Asian Americans

Know the Facts

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.

For More Information

  • Detailed Statistics Learn about smoking in specific populations and the current rates of cigarette smoking in the United States.

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Quitting Help

To get started right now, see our I'm Ready to Quit! area, featuring a Quit Guide and an additional Quitting Resources page.

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:


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.

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