Tobacco Free Nebraska for a great state of health

Health Effects of Tobacco

Nebraska Tobacco Quitline:  1-800-QUIT-NOW

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, smoking harms nearly every organ of the body; causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general. The links below will take you to pages with more specific information.


Benefits of Quitting Smoking Outpace Risk of Modest Weight Gain — This study notes the improvement in cardiovascular health that results from quitting smoking far outweighs the limited risks to cardiovascular health from the modest weight gain sometimes experienced after quitting.

Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking Detailed information about the impact of smoking on your health. 


Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health — Answers questions about menthol cigarettes, what nicotine does to your body, and what's harmful in cigarette smoke, plus many other questions you might have.

Women and Smoking (including during Pregnancy) — Find out how smoking affects your health and the health of your baby and children.

Guide to Quitting Smoking — Learn about the effect of nicotine on your body and how tobacco use affects your health.

When Smokers Quit — The Health Benefits Over Time — From 20 minutes to 15 years, this link shows you the health benefits of quitting.

For more information, contact:
Tobacco Free Nebraska
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-2101
E-mail: TFN Info