Most people know the health hazards of smoking. Cancers, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, aortic aneurysm, vascular disease, erectile dysfunction – all these and more are related to cigarette smoking. In fact, nearly 70 percent of smokers say that they want to quit smoking. While quitting cigarettes is difficult, there is plenty of help available!
802Quits.org is a good place to start, with plenty of information, encouragement, resources, and even free nicotine gum, patches or lozenges!
Looking for more tips on when, why and how to quit? Check out the Smokefree.gov website for tons of information and support, including online counseling and text support.
The quitSTART app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.
Looking for more help? There are prescription medications available that can help curb your craving for nicotine and put you on the path to quitting smoking for good. Call and make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider today to talk about how you can kick the tobacco habit for good!