Tobacco Overview

Smoking

There's no way around it. Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems. These include lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and cataracts. Women who smoke have a greater chance of certain pregnancy problems or having a baby die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke secondhand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do.

Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of these problems. The earlier you quit, the greater the health benefit.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

Source: NIH: MedlinePlus
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Strategies for Enforcement
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Communication Tips
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Teen Tobacco Use Prevention Act
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Tobacco-free Schools Law
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Tobacco Control State Highlights 2012 Released
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CDC released the Tobacco Control State Highlights 2012 report which provides an overview of the implementation of strategies that reduce tobacco use in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. While states have made progress, the reduction of tobacco use nationwide has slowed. The report shows that more work needs to be done to end the epidemic of tobacco-related death and disease.

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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
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Monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and STDs; Alcohol and other drug use; Tobacco use; Unhealthy dietary behaviors; physical activity; prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.

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Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
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PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Includes indicators for Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women during Last 3 Months of Pregnancy
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Smoking During Pregnancy — United States, 1990–2002
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The only report that summarizes prevalence of smoking during pregnancy for all
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National Survey on Drug Use & Health
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The primary source of information on the prevalence and incidence of illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older in the United States. Indicators include: Alcohol Abuse or Dependence; Current Binge Drinking by Persons Aged 12 and Older; Current Cigarette Smoking by Persons Aged 12 and Older; Current Use of Alcohol by Persons Aged 12 and Older; Current Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana by Persons Aged 12 and Older; Current Use of Marijuana by Persons Aged 12 and Older; Drug Abuse or Dependence

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. Includes indicator data on binge drinking, current use of cigarettes and alcohol, and drinking and driving. Includes links to the following interactive databases: Prevalence and Trends Database; SMART: City and County Database; BRFSS Interactive Maps (GIS); Web Enabled Analysis Tool (WEAT); Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI).

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What is an Electronic Cigarette?
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E-Cigarette Fact Sheet
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Commentary: Love Your Quitter Until They Quit for Good
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Teen Tobacco Use Prevention Act
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Tobacco-free Schools Law
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CDC Grand Rounds: Global Tobacco Control
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FDA to Teens: Consider 'Real Cost' of Tobacco Use
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Tobacco Control State Highlights 2012 Released
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CDC released the Tobacco Control State Highlights 2012 report which provides an overview of the implementation of strategies that reduce tobacco use in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. While states have made progress, the reduction of tobacco use nationwide has slowed. The report shows that more work needs to be done to end the epidemic of tobacco-related death and disease.

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