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Smoking and Tobacco Use

Smoking and Tobacco Use

The Devastating Impact of Tobacco Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a plethora of information regarding tobacco use and its consequences, including information on e-cigarettes (ESDs), facts about smoking, tips on how to quit and statistics on various types of tobacco use among different groups of people.

Below, in each of the four tabs,  are some suggested links to review, but also feel free to explore this site more.  (Click on each tab for a brief description and the link. Each link will open in a new browser window. When you have finished reading you can close that window to come back here.)


This section contains information not just on the consequences of cigarette smoking but also on negative effects of second-hand smoke, all of which can cause disease, disability and death.


A commitment to health equity involves understanding health disparities related to commercial tobacco and factors that cause these disparities. Several factors connect commercial tobacco with higher levels of disease, disability, and death in different population groups.  Learn about the role the tobacco industry plays in perpetuating disparate treatment of groups of people.


Get information on the many avenues a person can take toward quitting smoking.  Look at some of the free materials available to the public on this topic.


Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. The CDC site has a number of journal articles,  and reports around tobacco use.  You can find some of them in the link below:


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