In this Article
- What is tobacco addiction?
- Is nicotine addictive?
- Is nicotine the only harmful part of tobacco?
- How is tobacco used?
- What are the common street names for cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and hookah smoking?
- How many teens smoke or use tobacco products?
- How does tobacco deliver its effects?
- What happens when someone uses tobacco for long periods of time?
- What are other adverse health effects of smoking and tobacco abuse?
- Smoking and pregnancy: What are the risks?
- How is tobacco addiction treated?
- What if a person wants to quit smoking or using tobacco?
What If a Person Wants To Quit?
If someone you know is smoking or using tobacco in another way, encourage him or her to talk to a parent, school guidance counselor, or other trusted adult. A national toll-free number, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), can help people get the information they need to quit smoking. Callers to the number are routed to their state's smoking cessation quitline or, in states that have not established quitlines, to one maintained by the National Cancer Institute. In addition, a Web site -- www.smokefree.gov -- from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers online advice and downloadable information to make stopping easier.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/1/2012
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