Stop Smoking

Every year in the U.S. over 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a cigarette for the first time. The cycle of addiction, illness and death continues. What can be done to stop smoking? The American Lung Association is working to strengthen laws and policies that protect everyone from secondhand smoke and prevent young people from starting. We are also committed to helping smokers quit with our smoking cessation programs.

About Smoking

Mother and Daughther Talking about Smoking

Learn more about the science behind tobacco control, the health effects of smoking, and how to talk to your kids. » More

How To Quit Smoking

Are you ready to quit?

Ready to quit smoking? Are you looking for information on reasons to quit smoking, or to help a friend or family member? The American Lung Association is here to help. Learn more about why and how to stop smoking. » More

Tobacco Control Advocacy

Raise Your Voice: Advocate!

The American Lung Association advocates for policies to reduce tobacco use and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke at the federal, state, and local levels. » More

Workplace Wellness

Stop Smoking

Employers can lower healthcare costs with America's gold standard smoking cessation program Freedom From Smoking » More

Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities

Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities

Are you looking for a college or university completely free of tobacco? The American Lung Association can help. We maintain a national list of colleges and universities prohibiting tobacco use everywhere on campus. » More