Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S. This is why it’s important to stay away from tobacco products and to stop using them. It’s not uncommon for those who try to quit to relapse after a stressful event in their life. RCHD can help link you to cessation programs to help you start your journey to a tobacco free life!
Benefits of quitting tobacco products
Quitting smoking can re-wire your brain and help break the cycle of addiction. The large number of nicotine receptors in your brain will return to normal levels after about a month of being quit.
Emphysema can be prevented by quitting while you’re young. The cilia are one of the first things in your body to heal once you stop smoking. This increases your ability to fight off colds! That is why it is important to quit smoking before you do permanent damage to your lungs.
Smoking is the leading cause of heart attacks and heart disease. But many of these heart risks can be reversed simply by quitting smoking. Quitting can lower your blood pressure and heart rate almost immediately. Your risk of a heart attack declines within 24 hours.
Help is available!
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and speak with an intake specialist to discuss assistance to help you quit tobacco.
The Ohio Tobacco Quit Line provides personal quit coaching and telephone counseling free of charge to ALL Ohioans, regardless of insurance status or income. There is also a special protocol for pregnant women (learn more here). Nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges are provided for up to eight weeks at no charge to eligible participants.
The Ohio QuitLogix Online Tobacco Use Cessation Program is available to all Ohioans of age 18 or older (or younger with parental permission).
My Life, My Quit™ is the free and confidential way for teens to quit smoking or vaping. Text “Start My Quit” to 6072 or click to chat with a coach. We are here for you every step of the way. It’s YOUR LIFE and we’re here to hep you live it YOUR WAY.