Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.
Health EffectsInformation on diseases caused by tobacco use, such as cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases.
Secondhand SmokeInformation on secondhand smoke exposure, health effects, and smoke-free initiatives and resources.
Smokeless ProductsInformation on smokeless products, such as chewing tobacco and snuff.
Youth Tobacco PreventionFind educational resources and materials, including videos and fact sheets.
Tobacco Industry and ProductsDescriptions of legislation related to the tobacco industry and its products.
Healthy People 2020Science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of the nation.
Related ResourcesLinks to resources for clinicians as well as government, non-profits, and international resources.
- Page last reviewed: February 7, 2017
- Page last updated: February 7, 2017
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