Since University Health Care System cares about your health, patients are provided with information regarding smoking cessation. This is for educational purposes only. If you have further questions, please discuss them with your physician or nurse.
Why Should You Stop Smoking or Using Tobacco?
- Smoking/tobacco use causes CANCER to grow.
- Smoking/tobacco use causes HEART and LUNG DISEASE.
- Smoking/tobacco use is EXPENSIVE.
- Smoking/tobacco use quickens the AGING process.
- Second-hand smoke HURTS your family and friends.
- Smoking damages TASTEBUDS and discolors your TEETH and NAILS.
- Smoking increases NERVOUSNESS.
What are the benefits of quitting?
- Your chances of getting cancer decrease.
- Your chance of heart attack decreases within 24 hours.
- YOU SAVE MONEY!
- Your taste and smell will improve.
- You will have more energy.
- You will live longer!
How to Quit
Ready – Set a quit date and stick to it – not a single puff more.
Set – Get support from family, friends, co-workers, doctors or other health care providers – get group, individual, or telephone counseling.
Go – Learn new ways to live healthy:
- Change your routine to distract yourself from smoking.
- Reduce stress.
- Eat a healthy diet and stay active.
- Drink plenty of water and other fluids.
Medication that can help:
Talk to your health care provider about whether medication is right for you. Common medications available to help you quit:
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If you are a non-smoker, please feel free to share this information with a family member or friend.