National Cancer Institute
U.S. National Institutes of Health |

NCI Home
Cancer Topics
Clinical Trials
Cancer Statistics
Research & Funding
About NCI
Smoking and Tobacco Information
Quick Links
Director's Corner

Dictionary of Cancer Terms

NCI Drug Dictionary

Funding Opportunities

NCI Publications

Advisory Boards and Groups

Science Serving People

NCI Highlights
The Cancer Genome Atlas Reports Brain Tumors Study

New Study of Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer

The Nation's Investment in Cancer Research FY 2009

Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2007 Update

Past Highlights
You CAN Quit Smoking Now!
Cigarettes and Cigars
Quitting Smoking: Why To Quit and How To Get Help
A fact sheet that lists methods of quitting smoking, immediate and long-term benefits of quitting, and organizations that can help. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 10.19

The Truth About "Light" Cigarettes: Questions and Answers
This fact sheet answers questions about the health effects of smoking "low-tar," "mild," or "light" cigarettes. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 10.17

Questions and Answers About Cigar Smoking and Cancer
A fact sheet about the health risks associated with cigar smoking. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 10.16
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Secondhand Smoke: Questions and Answers
A fact sheet that summarizes the studies on the health effects of exposure to environmental (secondhand) tobacco smoke. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 10.18

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General
Surgeon General's report on the health effects of secondhand smoke exposure.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Linked to Lung Cancer and Other Health Effects
The NCI announces the availability of Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph Number 10 on the health risks of secondhand smoke.
Special Populations
Striking Discrepancies Seen in Smoking-Related Lung Cancer Risk
In one of the largest prospective studies of its kind, researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine report significant racial and ethnic differences in smoking-related lung cancer risk, according to the January 26, 2006, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Bibliography of Tobacco-Related Literature on Hispanics/Latinos 1990-2001
A categorized list of the published scientific literature on tobacco use in Hispanic/Latino groups.

Tobacco Use Among U.S. Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups: A Report of the Surgeon General
Surgeon General's report on tobacco use among African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics.

Women and Smoking: Questions and Answers
A fact sheet that describes how smoking increases a woman's risk of cancer and other health problems and the benefits of quitting smoking. Includes resources to help women smokers quit. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 10.20

Tobacco Prevention and Control - NCI Office of Women's Health
Information about research on tobacco prevention and control for women.

Women, Tobacco, and Cancer: An Agenda for the 21st Century
A report from the Women, Tobacco, and Cancer Working Group that outlines recommendations and strategies to reduce and ultimately prevent tobacco-related cancers in women.

Women, Tobacco, and Cancer Portfolio Database
Includes research projects, initiatives, and activities related to women, tobacco, and cancer that were active between 2000 and 2004.

Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General
Links to the 2001 Surgeon General's report and related resources.

Teen Smoking Strongly Linked to Tobacco Use in Movies
The more teenagers see actors smoking in films, the more likely they are to try cigarettes, reports the December 15, 2001, issue of the British Medical Journal.

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General
Surgeon General's report underscoring the seriousness of tobacco use, its relationship to other adolescent problem behaviors, and the responsibility of all citizens to protect the health of our children.
Tobacco Monographs and Related Press Releases
The Role of Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use
The Role of Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use, a new NCI monograph, provides a critical, scientific review and synthesis of current evidence regarding the power of the media to encourage and discourage tobacco use.

NIH State-of-the-Science Statement on Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation, and Control
An NIH state-of-the-science statement prepared by an independent panel convened by the NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research. Includes the panel's assessment of medical knowledge on five key questions and includes recommendations and promising directions for future research.

Tobacco Control Monograph Series
NCI established the Tobacco Control Monograph series in 1991 to provide ongoing and timely information about emerging public health issues in smoking and tobacco use control.

Report Shows Recent Progress in Decreasing Youth Tobacco Use, But Much Work Remains
Adolescent smoking rates increased through much of the 1990s, but a new report released by the NCI shows there has been a promising decline over the past few years.

Low-Tar Cigarettes: Evidence Doesn't Indicate Benefit to Public Health
In a new monograph from the NCI, national scientific experts conclude that evidence does not indicate a benefit to public health from changes in cigarette design and manufacturing over the last 50 years. Questions and Answers

Cigar Smoking Causes Several Cancers and Lung and Heart Disease
A report released by the NCI shows that daily cigar smoking causes cancers of the lip, tongue, mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, and lung, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary (lung) disease and coronary heart disease.
Additional Resources
NCI Publications Locator: Tobacco/Smoking Publications
A list of tobacco- and smoking-related publications available from the NCI. The publications may be ordered online; many may also be viewed online.

NCI's State Cancer Legislative Database (SCLD) Program
The SCLD maintains information about state legislation and regulation addressing cancer-related topics.

Medical Encyclopedia: Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco
Information from the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Nicotine
A list of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) fact sheets, publications, and other resources on nicotine and nicotine addiction.

Smoking and Tobacco Use
Tobacco prevention and control information for kids, teens, and adults from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Reports of the Surgeon General
Surgeon General's reports on important public health issues, including tobacco use and tobacco use cessation and prevention.

American Cancer Society: Tobacco and Cancer
Part of the American Cancer Society's Web site. Provides information on the effects of tobacco use, quitting tips, smoking legislation, teens and tobacco, and the Great American Smokeout.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement Update: Tobacco Control
ASCO's May 2003 update of its policy statement on tobacco control, subtitled "Reducing Cancer Incidence and Saving Lives."
Cancers Associated with Tobacco Use
Bladder Cancer Home Page

Cervical Cancer Home Page

Esophageal Cancer Home Page

Head and Neck Cancer Home Page

Kidney Cancer Home Page

Lung Cancer Home Page

Oral Cancer Home Page

Pancreatic Cancer Home Page

A Service of the National Cancer Institute
Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health