Teen Smokers: Reasons to Quit

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There are many good reasons to quit using tobacco products. Think about your main reasons, and focus on them. Maybe you want to be a healthy adult. It could be that you need to save money. Or maybe you don't want to smell like smoke.

Your doctor will be a big help guiding you along the way. And there are many other resources that can help too.

Quitting tobacco products can improve your ability to do physical activity. You may have more energy.

If you quit smoking, your sense of taste and smell may improve. This can make food more enjoyable. And your skin and teeth may be healthier.

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Current as of: November 15, 2023

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