Tobacco Addiction | Prevention


How do I say “No” to tobacco?

Television and radio make it sound easy to "Just say no" to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. But it may not be so simple. You may be facing pressures from friends who smoke, you may be stressed out at home, school or work, or you may think smoking is going to make people like you. Don't let anyone or anything, whether it's friends or cigarette ads, convince you that it's okay to smoke. If you need help to say no, there are people who can help you. Talk to someone you can trust, like a teacher, a school counselor or your family doctor.

Tips from Former Smokers

Hear first-hand advice from former smokers on what helped them to say "no" to tobacco. 









Videos used with permission from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Reducing Tobacco Use in Adolescents by Irene M. Rosen, LTC, MC, USA, and Douglas M. Maurer, MAJ, MC, USA (American Family Physician February 15, 2008,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 09/09