Some people are social smokers. Some people dip every once and a while. Some people vape because they think it’s safer than smoking.

But here’s the thing… tobacco is tobacco — nicotine is nicotine.

No form of it is okay. No amount of it is okay. And at no time is it okay to use. All tobacco and nicotine products are dangerous and damaging to your health. Find out why below.



Each time you light up a cigarette, your risk of illness goes up too. When burned, cigarettes contain over 7,000 chemicals. Many are poisonous, and at least 70 are known to cause cancer.

Learn more facts about the dangers of smoking.


Dip. Snuff. Chew. Snus. No matter what you call it, smokeless tobacco is still tobacco, and it’s definitely not a safe alternative to cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco contains significantly more nicotine than cigarettes. In fact, one can of dip is equal to roughly four packs of cigarettes.

Learn more about the dangers of smokeless tobacco.


The dangers of e-cigarettes are just as real as regular cigarettes. The vapor produced by these devices is NOT water vapor—it is an aerosol and contains certain cancer-causing substances, as well as nicotine, which negatively affects your brain, nervous system and heart.

Learn more about the dangers of e-cigarettes.


Because of the social atmosphere hookah creates, it’s misunderstood as a safe alternative to smoking. That’s far from the truth. The water-filtered smoke from hookah can damage the lungs and heart just as much as cigarette smoke. And actually, in just one 60-minute hookah session, smokers are exposed to 100-200x the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette.

Learn more about the dangers of hookah.


There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. In fact, just 30 minutes of exposure to it can cause heart damage similar to that of an everyday smoker. Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous to children, as their lungs and bodies aren’t fully developed.

Learn more about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of tobacco. Never use it, and avoid areas where you may be exposed to secondhand smoke.

If you’re thinking about quitting or know someone who is, free, nonjudgmental help is available at