The dangers of secondhand smoke are immense. It is classified as a Class A carcinogen, as it has been proven to cause cancer in people.
Cigarette smoking is the source of a long list of chronic diseases, including COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Many users, especially young people, think smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. This is far from the truth.
Smoking hookah poses serious health risks to smokers and nonsmokers, including cancer, heart disease, lung damage and dental disease.
Smoking cessation programs like the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline are helping thousands of Oklahomans quit tobacco.
Smoking risks also include exposure to secondhand smoke, which is responsible for the death of over 50,000 nonsmokers every year.
Electronic cigarettes and vapor products have become increasingly popular and accessible in Oklahoma.
There are dozens of websites that provide even more information on tobacco and its toll.