If you smoke or vape, quitting may be the best thing you can do for your health now and over the long term – no matter how long you have smoked or how old you are.
Many people who smoke become addicted to nicotine, a drug that is found naturally in tobacco. This can make it hard to quit smoking. But the good news is there are proven treatments and plenty of support that can help you quit.
Quitting earlier in life is good. It’s never too late, though. Quitting smoking is a healthy choice at any age. It can help your health and lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease and other smoking-related illnesses.
Quitting smoking is not just good for you. It is the single best way to protect family members, teammates, friends and others from the health risks linked to breathing secondhand smoke.
More about the dangers of smoking and tips on how to quit
Read our special-edition quit tobacco newsletter!
Our eight-page quit tobacco newsletter is designed to help those who smoke, vape or chew break the habit. It explains the benefits of quitting, the six steps to building a personalized quit plan and the resources that can help people quit. To get a print copy mailed to you, call the Health Education Unit at 650-616-2165.