Smoking cessation classes
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, affecting every organ in the body and contributing to a number of medical conditions including:
Lung cancer.Approximately 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are attributed to smoking.
Coronary heart disease.Smokers are two times more likely to have coronary heart disease than non-smokers.
Stroke. Smokers are two times more likely to have a stroke than non-smokers.
Cardiovascular disease. Smoking causes peripheral vascular disease, a narrowing of the blood vessels that carry blood to the leg and arm muscles.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking greatly increases your risk of getting long-term lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Other cancers (lung cancer and at least twelve others).
Macular degeneration.Macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in older people.
The CDC reports that nearly half of all smokers who keep smoking will end up dying from a smoking-related illness.
The good news is that people who stop smoking before the age of 50 reduce their risk of dying in the next 15 years by half compared with those who continue to smoke. Quitting at any age helps increase your changes for longer life and better health.
TSNV offers five-week smoking cessation sessions led by trained tobacco treatment specialists.
(English and Spanish available)