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Smoking Cessation

According to the American Heart Association, eliminating smoking not only reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, but also reduces the risk of repeat heart attacks and death from heart disease by 50 percent. Research also indicates that smoking cessation is crucial in the management of many contributors to heart attack, including atherosclerosis, thrombosis, coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmias.

Steps to Quit Smoking

Consult your physician to learn more about establishing an appropriate smoking cessation program. In addition, the following steps may help you kick the habit:

  • Consult your physician regarding finding a smoking cessation program in your area
  • Establish a goal – the date that you will begin a smoke-free life
  • Take it one day at a time

Find Support

  • Find an appropriate substitute
  • Exercise to avoid weight gain
  • Avoid smoking situations

Local Resources to Help You Quit

SWSA Stop Smoking Support Group at Providence St. Peter Hospital

(360) 451-3935 or (360) 456-1149
Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. in Providence St. Peter Hospital, Medical Staff Conference Room, lower level

FREE

Stop Smoking Program Evergreen Counseling and Hypnotherapy

(360) 943-4144
Howard Hypnotherapy smoking cessation specialist, stop in one session, located in Centralia.

Tacoma/Pierce County Health District

(253) 798-3548
Freedom from Smoking Program by the American Lung Association

Group Health Coop, Olympia

(800) 462-5327
$175 for non-members
Free & Clear; Free to members

Tobacco Free Thurston County

(360) 493-2230 Ext. 19
In Control Teen Support Group
FREE

Ways to Quit

Are You Ready? Other Information