Smoking CessationInfo Center

Prenatal Smoking is Deadly
We've known for decades that smoking during pregnancy is potentially damaging for the baby, and has been linked to various birth defects, premature birth, underdeveloped lungs, low birthweight and many other problems.
Ditch the Cigarettes to Live Your Life
There are many physical health reasons to quit smoking, but there are mental health reasons as well. Quitting smoking not only improves health but also quality of life.
Twin Study Shows Smoking is Genetic
Twins share many things and that may even include bad habits. A new study involving twins discovered that smoking may be genetically influenced.
Smoking Gets Schooled
College is the first time many students are away from home. It can also be the first time they start smoking. A new study is looking for ways to prevent college smokers from becoming lifelong smokers.
NASCAR Provides Answers to Reduce Smoking
One of the major risks factors for head and neck cancers is smoking. New studies show community-based screenings may reduce smoking habits and reduce the risk of head and neck cancer.
Quit Smoking, Pad Your Wallet
Everyone knows smoking is dangerous and the improvement to your health is almost immediate when you quit. If that's not reason enough, quitting cigarettes can fill up your piggy bank.
Smoking Cessation Easier After Stroke
After a stroke some patients may find it easier to quit smoking. There may be a good reason for that. Smokers who intended to stop prior to the stroke and those who have a particular area of their brain damaged by stroke are more likely to quit.
Where You Live Impacts Your Heart
There has been a steady decline in the number of Americans with coronary heart disease in recent years, yet rates vary by race and ethnicity, and residents of some states have a risk that is more than double other geographic regions.
Schools Get Smoked Out
As many have heard, smoking is not good for you and neither is second-hand smoke. Schools are now taking a stand and banning smoking around campus but does it actually help?
U.S. Plan Announced to Cut Heart Attacks
Working vigorously to reduce cardiovascular deaths, U.S. health officials have announced a national program that partners with private insurance companies to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over five years.