Most of us know how tobacco use hurts our health, but quitting can be a challenge. After all, it is a permanent lifestyle change. However, a combination of behavioral therapy and medication has been proven to dramatically increase the chance of success.
Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.
On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.
Total economic cost of smoking is more than $300 billion a year, including nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults.
Nearly 7 in 10 (68.9%) adult cigarette smokers want to stop smoking. More than 4 in 10 (42.7%) adult cigarette smokers had made a quit attempt in the past year.
Each day, more than 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette.