FS034, January 2009

Tobacco Use - A Fact Sheet for Parents

What should you know about tobacco use? Tobacco use includes smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Tobacco use also includes chewing tobacco and using snuff (“smokeless tobacco”) and water pipe smoking (hookahs, shisha). Unusual or uncommon tobacco products include bidis (small, unfiltered, flavored cigarettes) and kreteks (clove cigarettes). Tobacco contains more than 50 harmful chemicals.