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97 Reasons to Quit


The 10 States Most Addicted to Smoking

Using government data on smoking (and quit) rates, smoking bans and restrictions, cigarette taxes and sales, and deaths attributable to smoking, Health.com identified the 10 states where people are most likely to literally smoke themselves to death.   View slideshow


70 Years of Menthol Cigarette Ads

As this gallery of vintage menthol ads shows, they've been billed as a healthier and "cooler" cigarette since the 1920s.   View slideshow


15 Ways Smoking Ruins Your Looks

If you smoke, you already know you need to quit. It’s bad for your heart, lungs, brain, and even your looks. Read on to discover 15 ways smoking is ruining your appearance.   View slideshow


What Those Funny Old Smoking Ads Really Show

For decades, doctors, scientists, celebrities, and cool-cat executives were all used in cigarette ads to deflect fears that smoking was dangerous. We pulled the following examples from a large documentation project by the Stanford University School of Medicine.   View slideshow

97 Reasons to Quit Smoking

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1. You won't have to pay more and more and more and more each year.
Yup, taxes will almost certainly continue to go up. New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut are among the states leaning harder on smokers for revenue, but even some tobacco-growing states are beginning to milk the coffin-nail cash cow. Lawmakers' reasoning: There is evidence that price increases cause smokers to reduce consumption. And the medical costs of smoking are astronomical—a huge burden to the states...

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Quiz: What Kind of Smoker Are You?

Learn about your smoking personality and what quitting strategies might work for you
The key to finally quitting is knowing why you smoke in the first place. Take our "What Kind of Smoker Are You?" quiz to find out what triggers your nicotine cravings and discover your smartest strategies for quitting...  Read More

Social Smokers Aren't Hooked on Nicotine, Just Smoking

There’s a species of smoker among us that is common yet poorly understood. Their habitats consist of parties, barbecues, and the sidewalks outside bars and restaurants. They prefer to scrounge for their cigarettes, and if they do buy a pack, they’re apt to nurse it for a week or more. These are "social smokers"—and there are more of them than you might think...  Read More