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About 46 million American adults smoke cigarettes, but most smokers are either actively trying to quit or want to quit. Since 1965, more than 49 percent of all adults who have ever smoked have quit. (From Their Website)
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American Heart Association
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This brochure (en Español) gives smokers and other tobacco users reasons for quitting tobacco. It also describes ways to quit tobacco, such as a combination of setting a quit date, getting support, and taking medication.
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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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This website is about Not on Tobacco (N-O-T), a Colorado-based program to help teens stop smoking. Additionally, there is information on how to help reduce smoking among teens in your school or community, and details for teachers and health professionals on how to become a N-O-T facilitator.
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American Lung Association
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This is a guide for parents who want to prevent their children from using tobacco or help their children quit.
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CDC
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Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. It is involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers, lingers in the air hours after cigarettes have been extinguished and can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. (From Their Website)
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American Lung Association
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Patient Handout: Reasons for Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

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This patient handout gives reasons for quitting smokeless tobacco (e.g., improve appearance, improve sports performance, improve health, and more money).

If You Quit

  • You'll be more attractive:

    • you won't be spitting all the time
    • your face won't be disfigured by a bulge of tobacco
    • your breath won't smell of stale tobacco
    • your kisses won't taste of tobacco
    • your teeth won't have tobacco stains
  • You'll be free of a powerful addiction and more in control of yourself.

  • You'll have more money to spend on other things.

  • You'll lower your risk for health problems associated with smokeless tobacco:

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Patient Example: Matthew's Tobacco Use Assessment Form

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This is an example of a patient's responses to the Tobacco Use Assessment Form.

Tobacco Use Assessment for Matthew McGregor

1. Have you ever smoked cigarettes or used any other tobacco product?
  __X__ Yes
 

_____ No

 

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Patient Example: Jason's Tobacco Use Assessment Form

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This is an example of a patient's responses to the Tobacco Use Assessment Form.

Tobacco Use Assessment for Jason

1. Have you ever smoked cigarettes or used any other tobacco product?
  __X__ Yes
 

_____ No

 

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Find information on secondhand smoke exposure, health effects, and smoke-free initiatives and resources (From their Website).
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CDC
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Older smokers are at greater risks from smoking because they have smoked longer (an average of 40 years), tend to be heavier smokers, and are more likely to suffer from smoking-related illnesses. They are also significantly less likely than younger smokers to believe that smoking harms their health. (From their website)
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American Lung Association
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