Tobacco products are the only consumer products that cause death and disease
when used exactly as the manufacturer intended.
Nicotine: a potent and highly addictive stimulant drug found in most tobacco products.
Burned: Products used to smoke tobacco that produce smoke for the user to inhale.
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.It harms nearly every organ of the human body, causes many respiratory, heart and other diseases.
Smokeless: Tobacco that is chewed or absorbed through the mouth or skin.
Smokeless tobacco can lead to nicotine addiction; cancer of the mouth, esophagus and pancreas. lt increases the risk of death from heart disease and stroke.
Electronic: A battery-powered device that creates an aerosol by heating a liquid.
Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) create an aerosol (a gas containing ultra-fine particles) that contains varying levels of toxicants and heavy metals. The inhaled aerosol usually contains nicotine, flavors, glycerol, and propylene glycol.
For more information about tobacco products and their health risks visit CDC Tobacco Information.