You can quit smoking
Reasons for Quitting
• Breathing becomes easier and coughing decreases.
• Risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other serious diseases decreases.
• Blood pressure will go down.
• Skin looks healthier.
Save Money when you quit
• At $10 per pack and if you smoke 1 pack/day, you will save $3650 each year and 36,500 over 10 years.
What could you do with that amount of money?
• Save money.
• Food tastes better.
• Smell improves.
• Set a good example for kids.
• Have more energy.
• Protect loved ones from secondhand smoke.
Support and Advice From Your Clinician
• Nicotine is a powerful addiction.
• Quitting is hard but don’t give up.
• Many people try 2 or 3 times before they quit for good.
• Each time you try to quit, the more likely you will be to succeed.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacists about quit options
Over the Counter Medications:
• Nicotine patches
• Nicotine gum
• Nicotine lozenges
• Nicotine inhaler
• Nicotine nasal spray
Under the Federal Affordable Care Act, insurance covers prescription medication to help you quit smoking.
What’s in Cigarette Smoke?
The following are some of the more menacing ingredients in cigarette smoke:
• Carbon Monoxide
• Hydrogen Cyanide
• Lead Nicotine
• Tar Shellac
Quitting is Hard
Many ex-smokers say that quitting was the hardest thing they’ve ever done. An important first step is learning why you feel like you need to smoke. When you understand why you smoke, you can prepare yourself to find the best ways to quit.
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