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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

The Launch of BeTobaccoFree.gov

November 15, 2012

Woman sitting in front of computerIn celebration of the Great American Smokeout, the Department of Health and Human Services launched a brand new website showcasing their commitment to ending the tobacco epidemic. This new comprehensive tobacco website, BeTobaccoFree.gov, provides a “one-stop-shop” for Americans with information on avoiding or ending tobacco use.

Each year in the United States, the adverse health effects from tobacco use cause more than 440,000 deaths. BeTobaccoFree.gov was created to help achieve the vision of a society free from tobacco-related death and disease.

So what exactly will you find on this new website?


Tobacco Topics on BeTobaccoFree.gov

  • Tobacco Basics
  • Health Effects
  • “Stop, Don’t Start” Campaigns
  • Tobacco Laws
  • Policies and Research

Also, if you are trying to quit smoking or using tobacco, you will find several resources including a live chat and 1-800 quitline.

Simply put – there is something for everybody looking for information on tobacco. And as you use BeTobaccoFree.gov, we encourage you to comment on the content and share with anyone you think may benefit.

Most of all, we want you to know that if you are among the nearly 70 percent of current U.S. adult smokers who want to quit completely – you can do it.

Are you ready to Be Tobacco Free?  www.BeTobaccoFree.gov