How to Quit
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.
The Tips From Former Smokers® campaign features real people with compelling stories of their suffering as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Page last reviewed: December 11, 2017
- Page last updated: April 24, 2018
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