Time is Ticking!

Breathe Easy, Quit Smoking.

Once You Start, It's Hard to Stop:

People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their family members or friends smoke.

Statistics show that about 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before they're 18 years old. Most adults who started smoking in their teens never expected to become addicted.

That's why people say it's just so much easier to not start smoking at all.

Get the Facts:

1. About 8.6 million people in the U.S. have a serious illness caused by smoking.

2. Smoking is the cause of 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S.

3. A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals; 69 of which are known to cause cancer.

4. Approximately 18% of high school students smoke cigarettes.

5. Each day, more than 3,600 people under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette, and more than 900 begin smoking on a daily basis.

Are You Ready to Breathe?

Visit smokefree.gov for more information or call 1-877-44u-quit to talk to The National Cancer Institute's smoking cessation counselor.

To find help in your specific state please call: 1-800-quit-now.