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It’s never too late to quit smoking; ACS resources can help

​January is a time when people – as many as 40 percent of Americans – make New Year’s resolutions around changing their health behaviors. 

More than five in 10 people who smoke tried to quit in the last 12 months, and many people use the new year as a time to kick the habit. The American Cancer Society is ready to help with tools and materials. Help spread the message to someone you love that it is never too late to quit smoking. 

ACS understands that quitting smoking is a process, and that success may look different for different people. We can provide support, from answering questions about quitting smoking to identifying national or local resources. To find out more, visit or call 1-800-227-2345

You are encouraged to help those you love by sharing these resources directly or through your personal social media channels. In addition to our website, ACS has two pieces posted on Brand Toolkit that you can share with those who are trying to quit smoking: 

  • Set yourself free quit smoking guide available in English and Spanish

  • You can quit smoking flyer – bilingual (English and Spanish)

We do not encourage the use of e-cigarettes to quit smoking. No e-cigarette has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective cessation product. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, pose a risk to the health of the user. 

Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of death in the U.S., and is a risk factor for 13 cancers. Between 38-40 million adults still smoke cigarettes. 

ACS can make the biggest impact in reducing cancer mortality by promoting and supporting people in their quit attempts. Since we know that quitting smoking doesn’t always happen in one try or at one time of year, ACS resources and support are available year-round.  

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