• Billy M. I knew all along that smoking wasn’t good for me, but you have to WANT to quit.  read the full story
  • Austin I was a smoker for 40 years and never thought I would stop.  read the full story
  • Laura P. When I get an urge, I walk, I play with my dogs, I clean, I give myself pep talks, I do relaxation breathing and I read.  read the full story
  • Dennis B. My blood pressure is normal, cholesterol is normal, and life feels good again and I look younger. Thank you for my life back!  read the full story
Smoking and Pregnancy What Every Mom Needs to Know

Need a reason to quit? Babies exposed to cigarette smoke in the womb and after they’re born are more likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. If they do survive, they may face a lifetime of learning and health problems. Here are some important facts that every mom or mom-to-be should know about smoking.

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Quitting is a process.

Remember that everyone's quit story is different. What works for one, might not always work for another. Don't give up. You can do this, Louisiana!

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Everyone's quit story is different. What works for one, might not always work for another. So we want you to share your success story (and your struggles) with us, so that you can help motivate and encourage others to quit.

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Tobacco Use in Louisiana

    • 24% >
      Percentage of Louisiana high school students who smoke
    • 25.7% >
      Percentage of adults who smoke in Louisiana
    • 3,800 >
      Number of youth who smoke their first cigarette each day in the U.S.
    • 11.8 million >
      Packs of cigarettes bought or smoked by kids in Louisiana each year
    • 294,000 >
      Kids exposed to secondhand smoke in the home