Stop Smoking with Our Help - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Stop Smoking with Our Help

Stop Smoking with Our Help

When you are ready to stop using tobacco, we are ready to help. The sooner you stop, the sooner your health can improve, and you lower the risk of getting cancer.

Not sure if you are ready to quit smoking?

  • Forty percent of cancers in the United States may result from tobacco use, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Over 7,000 chemicals are released through cigarette smoke and at least 69 of them can cause cancer according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Arsenic, yes rat poison, is a chemical in cigarettes according to the American Lung Association
  • If you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day (at $7.00 a pack) for 10 years, you will spend over $25,000 on cigarettes in a decade

In case you are considering vaping, it is not a safe alternative to smoking. According to the Surgeon General, vaping exposes you to:

  • Nicotine, which causes addiction or reinforces it if you already addicted. For teens and young adults until around 25 years of age, it can impact your brain’s development and lead to long-term effects that include mood disorders and less impulse control
  • Diacetyl, a chemical that causes serious lung disease
  • Heavy metals, that include nickel, tin and lead

Do you use smokeless tobacco? It also causes cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, smokeless tobacco:

  • Contains about the same amount of nicotine as cigarettes
  • Exposes users to 25 cancer-causing chemicals
  • Causes a variety of cancers, mouth and tooth problems and increased risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

Have hope, we can help you quit

If you smoke, vape or use smokeless tobacco, talk to your doctor, and he or she will provide a referral to our lung specialists who can provide counseling and resources to get you to a smoke-free life.

In the meantime, use these resources to get started on quitting.

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