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How to Quit

Secondhand Smoke

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. Smoking causes immediate damage to your body, which can lead to long-term health problems. For every smoking-related death, at least 30 Americans live with a smoking-related illness. The only proven strategy to protect yourself from harm is to never smoke, and if you do smoke or use tobacco products, to quit.

  • Tips From Former Smokers
    A campaign that features real people with compelling stories of their suffering as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Benefits of Quitting
    Information on the short- and long-term benefits of quitting smoking.
  • Quit Tips
    Five tips for smokers who want to quit.
  • Quit Smoking Resources
    Government and other resources for those who want to quit smoking.

Other Resources


Campaigns and Multimedia

  • You Can Quit. Learn more…
  • Ready to quit smoking? Make sure you have what it takes.
  • CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…