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Tobacco causes at least 12 types of cancer

Tobacco use causes many types of cancer

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer deaths. It causes at least 12 types of cancer. People who use tobacco or are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to get and die from cancer. Cigarette smoking causes 3 in 10 of all cancer deaths.

November 10, 2016

e-cigarette use by youth is dangerous

E-cigarette Ads and Youth

About 7 in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young people – see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online, in newspapers and magazines, or on television and in movies, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

January 5, 2016

FACT: 2.5 million nonsmokers have died from secondhand smoke since 1964.

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999-2000 and 2011-2012, one in four nonsmokers -- 58 million people -- are still exposed to SHS, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 3, 2015

infographic Tips from former smokers campaign results

Tips From Former Smokers - campaign results

An estimated 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Tips From Former Smokers” national ad campaign, according to a study released by the CDC.

February 28, 2014

Tips From Former Smokers Ad Campaign 2013

Continuing with the success of last year’s national tobacco education ad campaign, “Tips from Former Smokers,” a second series of ads was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 6, 2014

cigarette package showing Surgeon General's warning

Smoking among those with Mental Illness

Adults with some form of mental illness have a smoking rate 70 percent higher than adults with no mental illness, according to a Vital Signs report.

February 5, 2013