Tobacco dependency

A person experiencing addiction has a brain disorder that craves a substance regardless of the consequences. Dependence means there is repeat use because the body feels it needs the substance to survive. Cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes are in widespread usage. Tobacco is highly addictive and because the use of tobacco has a history of being glamorized in popular culture. People who struggle with tobacco use may:

  • Rely on cigarettes or another form of tobacco to de-stress.
  • Hide their tobacco use habits from friends and family members.
  • Feel addicted and unable to quit.
  • Engage in tobacco usage because of peer pressure to “fit in."

Tobacco puts the lives of both users and non-users at risk. Quitting tobacco can be a challenge, but it’s worth the fight. The support of friends and family is one of the greatest tools you can use. There are also teams and resources available to help you overcome tobacco dependency.

Resources and support

Local groups and programs can help you get on the road to recovery from tobacco dependency. Explore these resources:

How we serve you

If you’re a member of Cardinal Innovations, there are services to assist you with tobacco use challenges. Learn about a service type or find a provider specializing in tobacco dependency.

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