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The Basics

Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you will ever do. You will live a longer, healthier life. It will be time well spent with the people you love – your family and friends.

Smoking is the most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Smoking causes:

  • Lung cancer
  • 11 other types of cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Lung disorders
  • Gum disease
  • Vision problems

Learn about your risk from smoking

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support and coaching.
  • Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss medications that may help.
  • Send an e-card to encourage a friend or family member to quit smoking with you.

Learn how smoking relates to heart disease. If you are a smoker, it’s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked.

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