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Do you or someone you know smoke?
One of the key items noted during the Health Assessments of our District has been the need to reduce the number of people who smoke. With the start of a new year, we wanted to provide the community resources and tips to stop smoking.
Did you know that almost one-half million Americans dies prematurely from tobacco use each year? Start living tobacco free today!
Tobacco harms nearly every organ in your body. However, within minutes of quitting your heart rate and blood pressure will drop and within hours the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
Don't try to stop smoking on your own – have a Game Plan and find someone who can support you through your journey.
Sign up for a smoking cessation class / support group. The McDowell Hospital, Rutherford Regional Hospital and St. Lukes Hospital all offer Smoking Cessation Programs.
McDowell Hospital – Kim Freeman 659-5157
Rutherford Regional Hospital – 245-4596
St. Lukes Hospital – Kathy Woodham – 894-2408
Give them a call and sign up today! If you would prefer to take a online class "Freedom From Smoking Online" is also there from there American Lung Association at www.ffsonline.org
For additional resources to quit smoking please visit: