Want To Quit Tobacco For Good?
What you already know about smoking:
It’s bad for you • It’s expensive • It harms others • It seems too hard to quit
What you may not know about quitting:
• It’s easier to quit when you have a good support system
• Lifestyle changes and medications can make quitting easier
• There are strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain
• Free nicotine replacement therapy up to 12 weeks if not covered by insurance
The most important thing to know is that YOU CAN DO IT.
Learn how to stay smoke-free for good. Let’s do this together.
Virtual Freedom From Smoking® Group Quit Program
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm starting August 2nd for 8 weeks via Zoom
Register by calling Certified FFS Facilitator/Tobacco Treatment Specialist Janine Vose
at the Northeast District Department of Health at: (860) 774-7350 x.124 or email at email@example.com.
This Freedom From Smoking program is a partnership of NDDH and the Uncas Health District
and is supported by a Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This program is supported by the Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant
funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Tobacco Cessation Program
Uncas Health District has been awarded a grant from the Connecticut Department of Public Health to allow individuals to do the single most important thing they can do for their health which is to be tobacco-free. Our program offers either a class environment or one on one aid in quiting, as well as FREE nicotene replacement therapy. Please contact our coordinator today for more details - Connie Capacchione (860) 823-1189 ext. 122 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S
- There are more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. Hundreds of these chemicals are toxic and about 70 are known to cause cancer in humans and animals, and at least 250 in second hand smoke have been shown to damage health
- Heart disease is the # 1 cause of death in the US and in Connecticut, and smoking is the #1 cause of heart disease
Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. Secondhand smoke causes stroke, lung cancer, and coronary heart disease in adults. Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, more severe asthma, respiratory symptoms, and slowed lung growth.
Ready to Quit?
The program below can assist with your with resolution to stop smoking in 2019. Please reach to the program coordinators with any questions.
GET ON THE PATH TO A HEALTHIER YOU
If you quit smoking right now...
Within 20 minutes: Your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
Within 3 months: Your circulation and lung function improves.
Within 9 months: You will cough less and breathe easier.
After 1 year: Your risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half.
After 5 years: Your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half. Your risk of cervical cancer and stroke return to normal after 5 years.
After 10 years: You are half as likely to die from lung cancer. Your risk of larynx or pancreatic cancer decreases.
After 15 years: Your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker’s.