Nicotine and Addiction

Nicotine is an addictive drug found in tobacco that causes changes in the brain - making people crave it more and more. When prolonged tobacco use is stopped, it can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including irritability and anxiety.

Chain smoker imageOther Types of Tobacco
Do you use other types of tobacco? This section provides information about a number of other tobacco types, including chew, snuff, hookah, electronic cigarettes and dissolvable smokeless tobacco products.

Women and Smoking
There are unique health risks for women smokers. This section offers information about how smoking affects women.

Teens and Smoking
Many adult smokers began using tobacco as teenagers. This section provides information specifically geared toward teens.

Occasional or "Light" Smoking
These are people who smoke less than 10 cigarettes per day or those who do not smoke everday. Regardless of use, there is no safe amount of smoking. This section offers information on the impact of occasional or light smoking.