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Heart Health: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about making heart healthy changes.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Quit Smoking

Smoking is a preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Quitting Smoking: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about quitting smoking.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Stroke is preventable. Make healthy changes to reduce your risk of stroke.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Smoking Cessation Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a variety of smoking cessation products. These include prescription medicines as well as over-the-counter (OTC) products such as skin patches, lozenges, and gum.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2012 Surgeon General's Report—Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Today, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. According to the Surgeon General's Report, programs are critical in preventing young people from starting to use tobacco in the first place, and more than pay for themselves in lives and health care dollars saved.

Review Date: August 09, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CDC Vitalsigns: Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death, disease, and disability in the US. If you smoke, consider asking your doctor for help in making a plan to quit or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

Review Date: February 19, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a Nicotine Anonymous Meeting

Search for a Nicotine Anonymous meeting held in your state, another country, by phone or online. Information on starting a meeting in your area is provided.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Nicotine Anonymous World Services

Five Keys for Quitting Smoking

This page offers five steps to help you quit smoking, including how to prepare, get support, learn new skills and behaviors, use medication, and handle relapse and difficult situations.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Free Help to Quit Smoking

Want to stop smoking? Find the latest information on tobacco use, resources on how to quit smoking, and support available through the Smoking Quitline 1-877-44U-QUIT and LiveHelp Online Chat.

Review Date: September 21, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You- (PDF)

This easy-to-read booklet summarizes the 2010 Surgeon General report and explains new scientific findings about how deadly cigarettes are and how quickly they can damage your body.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Light Tobacco Products Pose Heavy Health Risks

“Light,” “low,” and “mild” inaccurately describe cigarettes now on the market. Prohibiting the use of these words will help debunk the myth that low-tar cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Medications to Help You Quit Smoking

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved medicines to reduce withdrawal symptoms and the urge to smoke. These FDA-approved medicines can help with feelings of withdrawal. Read on to learn more about them.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Medicines that Help with Withdrawal from Cigarettes

Learn about products that can help you cope with feelings of withdrawal as you commit to stop smoking: nicotine gum, lozenges, nasal spray, patches and more.

Review Date: February 02, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Minority Women's Health: American Indians/Alaska Natives and Smoking

American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest smoking rates of any group in the United States. In fact, 29 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native women smoke. Smoking increases your risk of many major health problems. Find information here on how to quit smoking.

Review Date: March 07, 2013

Office on Women's Health

Pregnant? Don't Smoke!

Find out what smoking can do to you and your baby during pregnancy.

Review Date: February 23, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Questions and Answers About Cigar Smoking and Cancer

Answers your questions about the health risks associated with cigar smoking. Includes information on the differences between cigars and cigarettes; how the health risks associated with cigar smoking are different from those associated with smoking cigarettes; the hazards for nonsmokers; the benefits to quitting; and more.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Quit Guide: Thinking About Quitting

This guide will help the smoker to prepare to quit smoking, cope with withdrawal symptoms, manage tobacco cravings, and more.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Quit Smoking Today!

Use this step-by-step guide and find tools to help you quit smoking.

Review Date: February 02, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Quitting Smoking: A Self-Paced Guide

This behavior modification sheet allows smokers to record their quit date, trigger situations, and rewards for when they were successful at abstaining from smoking.

Review Date: April 06, 2011

Women's Heart Foundation

Quitting Spit Tobacco- (PDF)

Are you trying to quit smokeless or "spit" tobacco? Learn about the cessation process and seven steps to guide you to recovery.

Review Date: March 17, 2011

Oral Health America

Reasons for Quitting Smoking

Refer to this checklist frequently to remind yourself of all the reasons that you want to quit smoking.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Smokefree Smartphone Applications

Choose the free mobile application that is right for you. NCI QuitPal, QuitSTART, and QuitGuide were designed to help you quit smoking and support you after you quit.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov, is created to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. The information and professional assistance available on this Web site can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker.

Review Date: February 03, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

SmokefreeTXT

SmokefreeTXT is a free mobile service designed for teens and young adults offering 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good.

Review Date: September 20, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting

So you're a dipper and you'd like to quit. Maybe you've already found that quitting dip or chew is not easy. But you can do it! This guide is intended to help you make your own plan for quitting.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

Smokeless Tobacco: Free Help with Quitting

The National Cancer Institutue offers information on chewing tobacco and snuff, as well as free help for quitting smokeless tobacco. Call 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) to speak with a smoking cessation counselor.

Review Date: March 24, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Smoking & Tobacco Use: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Get answers to common questions about smoking and tobacco use, including how to quit, withdrawl symptoms, weight gain, and more.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Smoking and Bone Health

Cigarette smoking causes heart disease, lung and esophageal cancer, and chronic lung disease. Additionally, several research studies have identified smoking as a risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fracture.

Review Date: October 06, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Smoking and Relationships Quiz

Take this quiz to learn about patterns in how you and your partner relate to each other about smoking. Find out how to get the support you need to quit.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

NIH National Cancer Institute

Stop Smoking: Quitlines

Looking for a quick, easy, and free way to get help with smoking cessation? Find toll-free telephone numbers of Quitlines in 34 states for professional assistance on quitting, including confidential telephone counseling services provided in multiple languages and at convenient hours of the day.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

American Association for Respiratory Care

Stress and Smoking

Stress is part of life, so a key part of quitting smoking for many people is finding ways to handle stress and take care of themselves without smoking. Here are some tips.

Review Date: February 02, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Withdrawal Quiz - Smoking

This quiz looks at your level of withdrawal symptoms. You may want to take the quiz every day in the first couple of weeks after you quit smoking. There are different medications and activities to help reduce your withdrawal symptoms and make them easier to handle.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute