Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. About 95,000 Vermonters smoke cigarettes. 800 Vermonters die each year from tobacco-related diseases. In 2011, 55% of VT smokers attempted to quit. More than 80% of adult smokers begin smoking before 18 years of age. Each day in the United States, approximately 3,800 young people under 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 1,000 youth in that age group become daily cigarette smokers.

But, we can change this. Below you will find research to understand the harmful effects of tobacco. Interested or ready to quit and go smoke-free? Click Here to “Be Smoke-Free!”

Health Effects of Smoking Cigarettes
This Centers For Disease Control (CDC) overview provides information on the harmful effects of smoking tobacco.

Health Effects of Smokeless Tobacco
A detailed resource on the health effects and dangers of smokeless tobacco products.