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Why Do You Smoke?

  • Oral Cancer
    Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.
  • Oral Cancer and Tobacco
    All tobacco products, from cigarettes to snuff, contain toxins, carcinogens, and nicotine, an addictive substance.
  • Smoking Adds Another Wrinkle to Aging
    Everybody knows smoking is bad for your health. Now here's something you may not know: Smoking is bad for your looks. It's true.
  • Smoking and Asthma Don't Mix
    One of the major triggers for asthma attacks is cigarette smoke. Cigarette, pipe or cigar smoke is especially harmful to people with asthma because it damages the cells in the lungs that make the protective coating lining the bronchial tubes.
  • Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
    Smokers not only have increased risk of lung disease, including lung cancer and emphysema, but also have increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and oral cancer.
  • Smoking and Gum Disease
    Do you have healthy gums? You may kiss them goodbye if you're a smoker.
  • Smoking and Pregnancy
    Don't smoke during your pregnancy and limit how much time you spend in environments where there is secondhand smoke.
  • Smoking and Respiratory Diseases
    Smoking is directly responsible for the majority of lung cancer cases (87 percent), emphysema cases, and chronic bronchitis cases.
  • The High Cost of Smoking
    When people consider the cost of smoking, they usually focus on the cost of the cigarettes alone. But that's only the first step.
  • Up in Smoke: Cigars and Your Health
    Most people realize that cigarettes can cause lung cancer and heart disease. But many people erroneously believe that cigars aren't harmful.
  • Why Quit Smoking?
    You know you should quit smoking. But you just haven't gotten around to it yet. Here are some reasons to help you commit to quitting.