To reduce the health effects of cigarette smoking, the best thing to do is to quit.
Public health authorities have not determined that any cigarette is less risky or results in less exposure to harmful compounds compared to any other cigarette. There is no safe cigarette.
To reduce the health effects of cigarette smoking, the best thing to do is to quit. In fact, one of the required cigarette warnings for packages and advertisements in the U.S. is, "SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health."
It can be difficult to quit cigarette smoking, and many smokers who try to quit do not succeed. Millions of smokers in the U.S. and around the world have succeeded, however, using a variety of methods.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, "Quitting is hard. Usually people make two or three tries, or more, before finally being able to quit. Each time you try to quit, you can learn about what helps and what hurts."
For smokers who have decided to quit, a wealth of expert quitting information exists from public health authorities and others. For example:
- www.smokefree.gov is a website from the National Cancer Institute which provides free information and professional help to people trying to quit smoking.
- 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) is a toll-free telephone number which connects callers to their state-run quitline for counseling and information about quitting tobacco.
QuitAssist is a free information resource provided by Altria’s tobacco companies, including Philip Morris USA. QuitAssist connects adult tobacco users who have decided to quit to expert quitting information from public health authorities and others.Learn more
about PM USA’s support for smokers who have decided to quit. If you decide to quit smoking, visit www.QuitAssist.com