Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes - nearly 1 in every 5 adults. According to the Knox County Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, 21.5 percent of Knox County adults were smoking cigarettes either some days or every day in 2008.
If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, we encourage you to take advantage of these resources:
Click here for information on Tennessee's Tobacco Quitline or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
Click here for tips and resources from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Click here for more information about the Knox County Health Department's Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program.
Interested in helping others?
Smoke-Free Knoxville, a local coalition of community members and representatives from 25 area agencies and hospitals, is committed to the prevention and reduction of tobacco use.
Click here for more information about Smoke-Free Knoxville.