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Today's Smokers Are Having a Harder Time Quitting -- What Changed?

Cigarette consumption is decreasing but...

Many tobacco companies reengineered cigarettes to more efficiently deliver the nicotine that keeps their customers coming back. This is called the "yield." Increased yield means smokers, even if they smoke fewer cigarettes per day, still get plenty of nicotine. In other words, most of today's cigarettes are not the same ones your mother or father smoked.

Not only are today's cigarettes different -- so are smokers. They are more likely to experience stress, worry, and depression regardless of their income. Recent research shows that it is quitting that brings stress relief rather than the other way around; cigarette addiction itself…

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 Today's Smokers Are Having a Harder Time Quitting -- What Changed?

Not only are today's cigarettes different -- so are smokers. They are more likely to experience stress, worry, and depression regardless of their income...

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.

American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation

Our goals include educating the public about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smokefree environments. Ultimately, our efforts are intended to create a smokefree generation of Americans that rejects tobacco use and is savvy to tobacco industry tactics.

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No Smokes

One in five Indigenous Australians die early as a result of smoking. No Smokes is about changing that. No Smokes is an innovative anti-smoking initiative that uses videos, animations, music, games and other fun stuff to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders quit smoking.

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) is a national health organization, founded in 1985 as a registered charity. We are a unique organization of Canadian physicians who share one goal: the reduction of tobacco-caused illness through reduced smoking and reduced exposure to second-hand smoke.


Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death...

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S., killing close to half a million people each year. The American Lung Association is committed to ending the death and disease caused by tobacco use. Our tobacco control policy efforts include advocating for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight over tobacco products, coverage of tobacco cessation treatments under health insurance plans, smokefree workplace laws, increased tobacco taxes and other legislative measures and community programs that are crucial to reducing tobacco use and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.


When people are addicted, they have a compulsive need to seek out and use a substance, even when they understand the harm it can cause. Tobacco products -- cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco -- can all be addictive. Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, and most people that do it want to quit. In fact, nearly 35 million people make a serious attempt to quit each year. Unfortunately, most who try to quit on their own relapse -- often within a week.


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.

Flavors Hooks Kids

The tobacco industry uses fun flavors and tech devices to hook kids on nicotine. Why kids? A developing brain is easier to addict.

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