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Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of disease and early death in the United States. Even though cigarette smoking has slowly declined in the United States, many alternatives have gained popularity.

Examples of alternative tobacco and nicotine delivery products include:

  • E-cigarettes or "vaping"

  • Smokeless tobacco

  • Waterpipes

Fast Facts

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States.
About 34 million US adults smoke cigarettes, and 58 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke. Every day, about 1,600 young people under age 18 try their first cigarette, and nearly 200 become daily cigarette smokers.

Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths annually, including 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke. For every American who dies because of smoking, at least 30 are living with a serious smoking-related illness.
Smoking-related illness cost the United States over $300 billion each year, including $170 billion in direct medical costs.

CDC is at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to reduce deaths and prevent chronic diseases that result from tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


Need Help Quitting:

DRH Health
Kim Whaley, CTTS
(Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist)
1.580.251.8558 or

Oklahoma Tobacco Help Line

1-800-QUIT NOW

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