Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Your health starts to improve when you quit no matter how old you are or how long you have been using tobacco. But quitting can take time. Many people have to try several times before they quit for good.
Smoking cigarettes is the most popular way people use tobacco. But all of these are tobacco products:
- Chewing tobacco ("snuff" or "dip")
- Hookah tobacco
- Pipe tobacco
- Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vapes
Support and Medicine Can Help You Quit Tobacco
Most people want to quit using tobacco, but quitting on your own is hard. Support from other people helps. That includes your family and friends, doctors, and health coaches. Medicine also helps because it lowers your body's nicotine cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.
The Pennsylvania Free Quitline is a free service you can use to talk to someone about quitting. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.