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Quit Tobacco

Tips From Former Smokers: Smoking Causes Immediate Damage to Your Body. Learn More.

Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the united states.

Half of all individuals who currently smoke and continue to smoke will end up dying from a smoking-related illness. In the United States alone, smoking kills nearly 500,000 people each year. And, for every person who dies from smoking, another 30 are living with smoking-related illnesses.



When you quit smoking, the health benefits begin almost immediately.

Smoking is not the only form of tobacco.

When it comes to smokeless tobacco, “smokeless” doesn’t mean “harmless.” Smokeless tobacco contains at least 28 known carcinogens and causes oral, pancreatic and esophageal cancer. The product also causes nicotine addiction and other serious health problems like gum disease, tooth decay and mouth lesions.

E-cigarette vapor is a source of pollution and toxins being emitted into the environment. E-Cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. A study from the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that teenagers who regularly “vape” are more likely to become frequent and heavy cigarette smokers. So, contrary to what some may believe, e-cigarettes are indeed a gateway to cigarette smoking.

Take the first step to becoming tobacco-free today. Use the resources on this site, or call the South Dakota QuitLine at 1-866-SD QUITS (1-866-737-8487).

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