Smoking Cessation


Want to quit? Remember: 

  • Nicotine is a powerful addiction
  • Quitting is hard, but don't give up
  • Many people attempt quitting 2 or 3 times before the quit for good
  • Each time you try to quit, it is more likely that you will be able to succeed

Good Reasons for Quitting:

  • You will live a longer and healthier life without it
  • The people you live with, especially your children, will be healthier
  • You will have more energy and breathe easier
  • You will lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer

Tips to Help You Quit:

  • Get rid of ALL cigarettes and ashtrays in your home, car and workplace
  • Ask your family, friends and coworkers for support
  • Stay in nonsmoking areas
  • Break in deeply when you feel the urge to smoke
  • Keep yourself busy
  • Reward yourself for not smoking

Things to Consider:

  • At an average price of $5.58 a pack in Missouri, it could cost you over $2,000 a year to support a pack a day habit.
  • Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death
  • Tobacco contains more than 19 known cancer-causing chemicals (most are collectively known as "tar") and more than 4,000 other chemicals.