If you or someone you know smokes, just let them be aware that they do in fact have the power to stop smoking. There’s enough negative ads and negative campaigns trying to scare people out of smoking, but we are trying to switch that discussion into something more positive and empowering.
We should be letting smokers know that they do in fact have the reins to their own lives and can live it in a healthier way. Even though smoking is still the number one preventative disease in the US, with the help of quitting resources, this generation can be the end to that statistic.
There is still much to learn about e-cigarettes and if it can be an effective way to quit smoking. If you’ve never smoked or used tobacco products or e-cigarettes, don’t start.
E-Cig produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, which is the addictive substance found in regular cigarettes. It has flavorings and other chemicals. These chemicals can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances and some companies claim that their product contains zero percent nicotine but have been found to actually contain nicotine. Some people say that it is safe for them and even believe that it is not bad for their health. This comes from the fact that yes, they are less harmful than regular cigarettes, but that does not mean they are necessarily “safe”
Resources to quit smoking:
Colorado quit line, prescription medications, Valley View tobacco cessation program, Triad EAP, Apps, Health Coaching Services, and Education.
To learn more about the risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting visit our Smoking Cessation Page under “Benefits”.