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Live the Pair Up Promise: Subtract Tobacco!

The dangers of smoking have been well documented for decades. Using tobacco (smoking or chewing) puts you more at risk for high blood pressure, kidney disease and many other health problems. Smoking not only increases the risk of kidney disease, but it also contributes to deaths from strokes and heart attacks in people with kidney disease. If you already have kidney disease, using tobacco can make it get worse faster.

If you use tobacco, quitting can help lower your chances of getting kidney disease or help slow the disease down if you already have it.

The U.S. government offers many resources, including smartphone apps, to help you quit smoking. Live the Pair Up Promise by subtracting tobacco, beginning today.

  • Tips From Former Smokers
    This CDC campaign Web site lets you view the ads, learn more about the people featured and their health conditions, and access quit-smoking resources.

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW 
    A free, phone-based service with educational materials, coaches, a quit plan, and referrals to local resources to help you quit tobacco use.

  • 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) 
    Free help to quit smoking is available through this Spanish-language quitline.

  • smokefree.gov 
    A Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help you quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

  • smokefree.gov (en Español) 
    A Spanish-language Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help you quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

  • SmokefreeWomen 
    A Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help women quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

  • SfT (Smokefree Teen) 
    A Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help teens quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

  • SmokefreeTXT 
    A mobile service that provides encouragement, advice, and tips to help young adults quit smoking.

  • Smokefree Smartphone Apps 
    Smokefree smartphone applications that help you track your quit smoking progress, receive motivational reminders, and more.

  • Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users
    An easy-to-read guide to quitting tobacco use.

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