It's Time to Quit!
According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death.
Although we are all aware of the strength of tobacco addiction and the devastating impact of continued use, quitting tobacco use is a process which requires planning and support. It may take several attempts to maintain a tobacco-free lifestyle. In Michigan, 20.4% of Michigan adults smoke cigarettes. Of these adults, 58.8% reported attempting to quit in 2016. Tobacco products are highly addictive and most users must make several quit attempts before they are able to succeed. According to the Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2013-2015), 28.2% of Marquette County residents identify as former smokers. Their success is likely due to a combination of therapies and lifestyle changes, such as physician involvement, medication or nicotine replacement, counseling, self-help materials, exercise, environment and nutrition changes and a supportive network of family and friends.
Check out the links below for downloadable quit kits, online programs, contact information, and helpful handouts to develop a unique quit plan that fits you.
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