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Is smoking harmful?

Yes, smoking is harmful. Cigarette smoking causes serious disease and is addictive.

Cigarette smoke contains more than 6,000 chemicals or ‘smoke constituents’. Public-health authorities have classified approximately 100 of them as causes or potential causes of smoking-related diseases such as lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and emphysema. Find out about the health effects of smoking tobacco.

However, alternatives to smoking exist – find out about our common-sense approach to public health and discover our portfolio of smoke-free products that we believe are a better choice for smokers.