➤ Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States
➤ Results in about 1 out of 5 deaths
➤ Smokers die 10 to 14 years earlier
➤ 16 million people suffer with a serious illness caused by smoking
How Does Smoking Affect Your Health?
The chemicals in tobacco are harmful to your body.
Smoking can cause:
➤ 1/3 of all CANCERS
➤ 90% of LUNG cancer
➤ Lung diseases: emphysema & bronchitis
➤ Heart diseases: stroke & heart attack
➤ Gum disease & tooth decay
➤ Pregnancy problems: miscarriage, birth defects, low birth weight, premature birth, still birth
Smoke from tobacco is inhaled by nonsmokers.
➤ 88 million Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke and 41,000 die from disease cause by it.
➤ Behavioral Interventions
- Such as nicotine replacement therapies (patch, nasal spray, etc.)
➤ Combination of both
TIPS to Quit:
Quitting tobacco or smoking can be very hard. It may take many tries but don’t give up.
➤ Get ready
➤ Get support and encouragement
➤ Learn how to handle stress and the urge to smoke
➤ Get medicine and use it correctly
➤ Be prepared for relapse
➤ Keep trying
You may experience withdrawal (headache, anxiety, nausea, cravings)
Let us help you quit tobacco today!