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    Quitting Smoking - Why Quit?

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    There are other benefits to quitting:

    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.

    There are risks to smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes too.

    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 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.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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