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You're always better off if you quit smoking; it's never too late.
-- Loni Anderson

My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related.
-- Loni Anderson

Smoking is related to practically every terrible thing that can happen to you.
-- Loni Anderson

* I count him braver who overcomes his desires
than him who conquers his enemies;
for the hardest victory is over self.
-- Aristotle

* Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
-- James A. Baldwin

"Smoking kills half of all lifetime smokers."
- Dr. Alex Bobak of the anti-smoking group SCAPE

* A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer.
-- Dr. Gro Brundtland

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
-- Dr. Gro Brundtland

The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
-- David Byrne

* The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
~ Jimmy Carter

* Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
~ George Washington Carver

"Smoking is just like farting with the poisonous elements."
- Skai Chan, founder of

* "This remains a very important opportunity for the American people to have their day in court against big tobacco and its marketing practices. I urge Congress to provide the funding to allow the lawsuit to move forward, and not to shield the tobacco industry from the consequences of its actions."
~ Bill Clinton

After years of denial and deception, the Philip Morris company has admitted that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and other diseases. This formal acknowledgment comes far too late but still we must all welcome it. It can be the beginning of clearing the air.
~ Bill Clinton

Taking in and blowing out smoke? And now you see girls smoking cigars. It got to be such a fad. Girls on the covers of magazines, smoking cigars. Give me a break. I didn't want to be a part of that. I don't like "popular."
-- James Coburn

Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking.
-- Nat King Cole

* Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis -- once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
-- Norman Cousins

* "What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter."
-- Peter F. Drucker

* The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Each year one vicious habit discarded,
in time might make the worst of us good.
-- Benjamin Franklin

* It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
-- Benjamin Franklin

"...with tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did , I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco - oh my god.
-- Larry Hagman

My worst habit used to be smoking but I quit.
-- Katherine Heigl

Smoking sucks! The one thing I would say to my kid is, 'It's not just that it's bad for you. Do you want to spend the rest of your life fighting a stupid addiction to a stupid thing that doesn't even really give you a good buzz?'
-- Katherine Heigl

Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself.
-- Marilu Henner

Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs.
-- King James I

The tobacco business is a conspiracy against womanhood and manhood. It owes its origin to that scoundrel Sir Walter Raleigh, who was likewise the founder of American slavery.
-- Dr. John Harvey Kellogg

It's disgraceful that year after year, Congress has bowed to the tobacco lobby and refused to act."
- Senator Edward Kennedy

* "Cigarette smoking is clearly identified as the chief, preventable cause of death in our society."
-- C. Everett Koop


I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar.
-- Christine Lahti

It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
-- Jackie Mason

You know, it's cigarettes that killed (Jerry) Garcia. Everyone thinks it's heroin, but it wasn't. It was cigarettes.
- -John Mellencamp

* Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good.
-- Liam Neeson  


Smoking helps you lose weight - one lung at a time!
~"Alfred E. Neuman" (Mad Magazine)

I don't smoke and I don't want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.
-- Edward Norton

The expansion of tobacco cessation centers is an important part of our historic and continuing effort to help smokers quit. The expansion of these centers will give even more New Yorkers the help they need to quit once and for all.
-- George Pataki

I'll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I'll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don't think those things are right for me.
-- Elvis Presley

* You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

* With self-discipline most anything is possible.
-- Theodore Roosevelt


Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life
-Brooke Shields

I've chosen to get the word out to women, especially young women, that tobacco is not glamorous - it's addictive and smoking takes a serious toll on your health.
-- Mena Suvari

I think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking is they don't have anything to do.
-- Richard Thompson

* To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know because I've done it a thousand times.
-- Mark Twain

The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide.
~Kurt Vonnegut

* If you ever lit a cigarette in your life, you have very little will to live.
~ Neale Donald Walsch

World No Tobacco Day - May 31

World Health Day - April 7


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