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Smoking and Health

Smoking and Health Issues

  • All cigarettes are dangerous. There is no safe cigarette.
  • All cigarettes cause disease and are addictive.
  • The only way to avoid the health effects of cigarette smoking is to not smoke.

Cigarette Smoking and Disease in Smokers

Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis) and many other serious and fatal diseases. Cigarette smoking also causes adverse pregnancy outcomes. Click here for more information

Addiction and Quitting Smoking

Cigarette smoking is addictive. Nicotine in cigarette smoke is addictive and other aspects of cigarette smoking may also contribute to the difficulty of quitting. Although quitting smoking can be very difficult, smokers who want to quit should try to do so. Quitting greatly reduces the health effects of cigarette smoking. Click here for more information

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) or Secondhand Smoke

The Surgeon General has concluded that secondhand cigarette smoke causes serious and fatal diseases, including lung cancer and heart disease, in adults who do not smoke and that children exposed to secondhand smoke are at greater risk for respiratory infections, ear problems, more severe asthma and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Click here for more information

Smoking and Health Information Resources

You should rely on your personal physicians and other medical providers, the Surgeon General and other public health authorities for information regarding the health effects of cigarette smoking, the benefits of quitting and the health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke. For your convenience and to assist you in obtaining information from the Surgeon General and other public health authorities on the health effects of cigarette smoking, the benefits of quitting and the health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke, links to websites are provided in the sections outlined above. Lorillard is not responsible for the content of these websites. Lorillard may not agree with all of the statements contained on these websites, but you should nonetheless rely on information from your personal physicians and other medical providers, the Surgeon General and other public health authorities and not Lorillard for information regarding the health effects of cigarette smoking, the benefits of quitting and the health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke. Click here for more information