- Using tobacco products is the single, most preventable cause of disease, disability and death across the United States.
- On average, the life expectancy of a smoker is 10 years less than a nonsmoker.
- Tobacco products can contain thousands of chemicals, 70 of which are known to cause cancer.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18 and almost all start smoking by age 26.
- Quitting smoking before the age of 40 reduces the risk of dying from smoking-related disease by about 90%.
COVID-19 & Tobacco Use
For easy access to the most up-to-date, comprehensive information about COVID-19 and tobacco use, including smoking and vaping, visit the National Behavioral Health Network's webpage for information, news articles, blog posts, research, literature, webinars, presentations, general resources and information.
If you smoke or vape, now is the best time to quit. Quitting tobacco use can be hard, but we can help.
- Adults: call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free help to quit today
- Teenagers: text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989 or call for free, confidential help