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This brochure (en Español) gives smokers and other tobacco users reasons for quitting tobacco. It also describes ways to quit tobacco, such as a combination of setting a quit date, getting support, and taking medication.
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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. It is involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers, lingers in the air hours after cigarettes have been extinguished and can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. (From Their Website)
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American Lung Association
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Patient Handout: Reasons for Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

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This patient handout gives reasons for quitting smokeless tobacco (e.g., improve appearance, improve sports performance, improve health, and more money).

If You Quit

  • You'll be more attractive:

    • you won't be spitting all the time
    • your face won't be disfigured by a bulge of tobacco
    • your breath won't smell of stale tobacco
    • your kisses won't taste of tobacco
    • your teeth won't have tobacco stains
  • You'll be free of a powerful addiction and more in control of yourself.

  • You'll have more money to spend on other things.

  • You'll lower your risk for health problems associated with smokeless tobacco:

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Find information on secondhand smoke exposure, health effects, and smoke-free initiatives and resources (From their Website).
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CDC
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Highlights from the 2004 Surgeon General's Report on the impact of smoking on unborn babies, infants, children, and adolescents.
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CDC
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Youth tobacco prevention information from the CDC. Educational resources include: fact sheets on tobacco use, Surgeon General's Report Materials, DVDs and videos, posters, guides, and surveys. There is also information on celebrities against smoking, and the tobacco-free sports initiative.
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CDC
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Monograph 10: Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke
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National Cancer Institute
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Information on the risks of secondhand smoke, where it's a problem, and what can be done about it.
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American Cancer Society
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Key information on the dangers of secondhand smoke.
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National Cancer Institute website
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Dr. Thomas speaks about the inter-relationship between stress and alcohol use
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Medical University of South Carolina
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