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Tobacco Fact Sheets and Resources

2004 surgeon general's report, The Health Consequences of Smoking fact sheet. Visit this CDC website to view the entire report. 

El informe del Cirujano General sobre las consecuencias de fumar

FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
Find the most up-to-date information regarding Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco products.

The Dangers of Spit Tobacco Use
Smokeless Tobacco Fact Sheet    

Harm Reduction Fact Sheet (smokeless tobacco use is not harm reduction

Heart Disease with Tobacco Use
This is a brief fact sheet outlining the health risks of tobacco use on the heart.

Tobacco Use and Oral Health

This fact sheet outlines the health risk that tobacco use has on oral health.

Cigars and Cigar Smoking Risks
Cigar smoking fact sheet

Asthma and Tobacco Use
This fact sheet provides important information about the health risks of exposure to secondhand smoke for people with asthma.

COPD and Tobacco Use
Chronic obstructive pulminary disease and tobacco use fact sheet.

Diabetes and Tobacco Use

This fact sheet outlines the relationship between diabetes and tobacco use.

Colorectal Cancer and Tobacco Use

This fact sheet explains the health risk of tobacco use and colorectal cancer.

Water Pipe and Hookah Fact Sheet
This fact sheet explains the health risks of hookah smoking.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
E-cigarettes are under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration. Read the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program statement regarding e-cigarettes.

FDA news release and additional materials about e-cigarettes

Second-hand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke in Kentucky (2011)

Secondhand Smoke and Infant Mortality (2011)

A colorful poster outlining the dangers of second-hand smoke in the home. View and download Tobacco - SHS Poster. Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español.

The following provide additional information about the health effects of secondhand smoke in the home.

Tobacco Harm to Kids

The Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Children

The Smoker Next Door

Investing in a Tobacco Free Future

Smoke-Free Policies: Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Indoor Worksites and Public Places.

Cessation Tools

Tips for Becoming a Nonsmoker
Several very different types of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) are available as prescriptions and over-the-counter purchases. Review this chart of NRT options to determine which type is most suitable for you

Help with quitting fact sheet  (La versión en español)

Quick Reference Card
The Three Ds is a business card-size reminder for smokers and those trying to quit using smokeless tobacco. Cards can be printed on standard size business card stock.
Front of card 
Back of card


Free Assistance with Quitting

Quit Now logo small

For telephone cessation assistance call:



8 a.m. - 1 a.m. Eastern time (7 a.m. - midnight Central time) Monday through Sunday

For Web-based cessation assistance go to Quit Now Kentucky

Download Fact Sheets:

Cessation Services Fact Sheet

Spanish version


Last Updated 3/1/2013