Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation
Facts & Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control estimated that smoking increases the risk:
- For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
- For stroke by 2 to 4 times
- Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times
- Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times
- Increase chances of developing other serious heart or lung conditions
Use of smokeless tobacco, like chewing tobacco, can cause many health issues.
- Smokeless tobacco can cause white or gray patches inside the mouth (leukoplakia) that can lead to cancer
- Smokeless tobacco can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss
- Using smokeless tobacco during pregnancy can increase the risk for early delivery and stillbirth
- Nicotine in smokeless tobacco products that are used during pregnancy can affect how a baby’s brain develops before birth
- Using smokeless tobacco increases the risk for death from heart disease and stroke
The Ohio Department of Health identified that the e-cigarette aerosol that users breathe from the device may contain potentially harmful substances, including:
- Ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
- Flavoring such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease
- Volatile organic compounds
- Cancer-causing chemicals
- Heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead
Ohio Tobacco Quit Line
Stopping the use of tobacco, nicotine, and related products helps to reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and speak with an intake specialist to discuss assistance to help you quit tobacco.