Asian Americans

Know the Facts

Smoking raises your risk for cancer, heart disease, and stroke, which already are leading causes of death for Asian Americans.

  • About 1 in every 13 (8.0%) non-Hispanic Asian adults smokes cigarettes.*
  • Among Asian American adults, cigarette smoking is more common in men than women.†

Learn what percent of people currently smoke cigarettes, both in the United States overall and among specific populations.

Real Stories: Asian Americans Featured in Tips®

Learn the real stories of Asian Americans living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities.

Learn more about all Tips participants in our Real Stories section.

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Quit Smoking Medications

There are 7 quit-smoking medicines approved by the FDA. Explore ways to get free or reduced cost quit-smoking medicines from your health insurance, health plan, or other sources.

Real Stories: Asian Americans Featured in Tips®

Learn the real stories of Asian Americans living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities.

Rico

Rico F., age 48, started smoking at age 14. He was diagnosed with cancer at age 45 and was determined to quit so that he could enjoy a healthy life with his family. Since quitting smoking for good, Rico is a cancer survivor who feels passionate about sharing his story to help other smokers quit. Rico feels blessed to be alive to spend time with his family and watch his children finish college. Rico believes that it’s never too late to quit smoking.

“As a former smoker, I know how hard it is to quit. Addiction is a very difficult battle to win, but it can be done!”

View Rico’s Story page in Asian languages: Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese

Learn more about all Tips participants in our Real Stories section.

Rico

Rico F., age 48, started smoking at age 14. He was diagnosed with cancer at age 45 and was determined to quit so that he could enjoy a healthy life with his family. Since quitting smoking for good, Rico is a cancer survivor who feels passionate about sharing his story to help other smokers quit. Rico feels blessed to be alive to spend time with his family and watch his children finish college. Rico believes that it’s never too late to quit smoking.

“As a former smoker, I know how hard it is to quit. Addiction is a very difficult battle to win, but it can be done!”

View Rico’s Story page in Asian languages: Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese

Today I start my quit journey. Free resources provided by smokefree.gov