Did you know that 200,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with lung cancer? Cigarette smoking is the most destructive thing you can do to your lungs, and remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing close to half a million people each year.
It’s never to late to quit – and the benefits start immediately! If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you’re in good company. It’s a popular goal, and many people succeed. In fact, there are more former smokers in the U.S. – about 50 million – than current smokers. Make this your year to join the ranks of those who’ve quit.
Quitting can prove challenging, and many people make multiple attempts. Nicotine is extremely addictive, but don’t give up! To help you better achieve a smoke-free you, here are three steps you can take that increase your odds of quitting for good:
- Develop a quit plan. Pick a date and tell your friends and family.
- List your reasons for quitting.
- Use our free resources. Call us at 410-819-5600 for FREE help quitting, including cessation aids like Chantix, the patch and gum.
Statistics show that almost half of all adult smokers have tried quitting in the past year. Quitting has immediate and long-term health benefits at any age, and the Talbot County Health Department Prevention Office is here to help you.
Call the Talbot County Health Department at 410-819-5600 if you’re ready to stop smoking. We can help you quit cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco – even flavored cigars.
The Talbot County Health Department Prevention Office helps community groups, agencies and individuals in providing programs and activities to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, and to build a healthier community. Resources include parenting skills, video and resource loan library, awareness campaigns and educational workshops.