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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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.
Free help is also available through the following Asian-language quitlines:
- Mandarin and Cantonese: 1-800-838-8917
- Korean: 1-800-556-5564
- Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440
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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- CDC/Office on Smoking and Health
4770 Buford Highway
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717