Key Message: Smoking causes immediate damage to your body, which can lead to long-term health problems. What are those health problems?

  • Cancer (lung, throat, head and neck, colorectal)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Gum disease
  • Preterm birth
  • HIV (human immunodefi ciency virus)
  • Dual use (the current use of both cigarettes and electronic cigarettes)
  • Mental health conditions (depression and anxiety)

Direct those who are ready to quit to the free resources available through this campaign:

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (English)
  • 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (Spanish)
  • 1-800-838-8917 (Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • 1-800-556-5564 (Korean)
  • 1-800-778-8440 (Vietnamese)
  • CDC.gov/tips (English)
  • CDC.gov/consejos (Spanish)