Tobacco AddictionInfo Center

Back Pain? Quit Smoking Now
Nicotine doesn’t help pain—it actually makes it worse. Patients with spinal disorders, who quit smoking during treatment, reported less back pain after quitting.
A Black Eye in Teen Romance
Patterns of violence in romantic relationships often start young. And the effects of dating violence in the teen years carry over into the adult years.
Secondhand Smoke and the Unborn Baby
So it's pretty clear that smoking while pregnant is a bad idea. But what if it's just those around you who are smoking? Does that affect unborn babies too? Possibly.
Smoking Worsens Hangovers
Most ex-smokers can recall with frustration their smelly clothes and hair, as well as worse lung function. But did smoking cigarettes make hangovers worse as well?.
Smoking in Cars: Polluting Kids
Smoking in the car is only bad if the windows are up, right? Think again! Scientists found extreme pollutants from secondhand smoke in the backseat even with the front windows completely down.
Another Strike Against Teen Smoking
As a teenager, it’s hard to imagine that actions like smoking can have a lifetime effect. However, research is constantly showing that adolescence is an important period in women’s health.
Helping Cancer Patients Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is important for cancer patients. Interventions, support and education are essential to encouraging every smoking cancer patient to quit right now. 
Tobacco is Tobacco is Tobacco
It’s time to debunk myths about hookah smoking being safer than cigarette smoking. As cigarette smoking has plunged over the last decade, teens are turning to hookah smoking .
2 Addictions, 1 Treatment Program
Tobacco use and pathological gambling go hand-in-hand, so why not treat them together in rehab? Impulse control can be found at the root of both addictions.
Want to Quit? Afraid of Weight Gain?
Scientists have not developed a foolproof way to quit smoking without gaining weight, but that’s no reason to keep smoking. Smoking has far greater health risks than the ten pounds you may gain.