Quitting Smoking - Why Quit?
Natural, low-tar, and low-nicotine "light" cigarettes are
not any safer to smoke than regular cigarettes. Do not be misled into thinking
that these products are any better for you. They are not.
Why quit using cigars, pipes, or chewing tobacco?
You can get cancers of the throat and mouth from using
cigars, pipes, or chewing tobacco.
For teens: Why quit now?
Avoiding diseases caused
by smoking and being in control of your life are good
reasons for teens to quit.
If you are a teen and you smoke, chew tobacco, or use snus or snuff, you
probably already know that tobacco is bad for you. If you are like most teens,
you intend to quit at some point, but you may not feel it's very important to
quit now. But the longer you use tobacco, the greater your risk for becoming
addicted to it. After you're hooked, it's even harder to quit.
you are a parent who is worried about a teen who smokes, see:
Substance Abuse: Dealing With Teen Substance Abuse.