Tobacco AddictionInfo Center
Making it Tough for Minors to Smoke
Two decades ago, Congress decided to crack down on illegal tobacco sales to minors. The 2011 report showed that federal and state efforts have really paid off.
Weight Gain After Quitting
Not everyone gains weight when they quit smoking but, unfortunately, about 84 percent do. Making the effort to not overeat for the first few months after quitting could help.
Hookah Goes to College
Nearly a quarter of college freshman girls smoke hookahs. Alcohol and marijuana use were common predictors of hookah smoking, as well.
Childhood Abuse & Adult Smoking
Researchers have found a link between childhood trauma in girls and becoming a smoker later in life. The same link could not be found with male smokers.
Teens Do More Drugs During Summer Break
The summer months are a time for rest and relaxation. For some teens though, they can also be a time for risk taking and substance abuse.
Teens Light Up More When Movie Stars Do
Think about the last time you saw an actor smoking in a film. Did the actor look cool or dumb? Were they a "good guy" or a "bad guy?" Was the movie rated PG-13 or R? Does it matter?
Jamming the Lung Cancer Revolving Door
One of the unfortunate aspects of lung cancer is that it tends to have a high rate of recurrence. It can be treated successfully only to return, and that return often comes far too soon.
Smoking Leads to Deadly Pregnancies
It's no surprise that smoking is harmful to a pregnant woman's fetus. But smoking can also increase the risk of a woman experiencing a dangerous kind of pregnancy in the first place.
Quitting Smoking Priorities for Veterans
Veterans with a physical illness or injury are more likely to be told, ‘it’s time to quit smoking,’ than veterans with mental health disorders. All veterans need help to quit smoking.
No Delay, Quit Today!
1-800-QUIT-NOW can link any caller in the United States to their toll-free state quitline . A 12-week ad campaign helped around half a million people try and quit smoking.