What will happen when I call the 1-866-NEW-LUNG line?
You will speak to a counselor who will let you know when and where the next seminar or class is, or schedule an individual counseling session with you. You can choose any service that best fits your needs.
Save more money – Smoking is expensive. A pack a day habit can cost up to $2,000 a year!
Have more energy- Less oxygen means less energy. You’ll wake up better rested and be more physically fit. In some studies, quitting smoking has been shown to reduce back pain.
Improve your health - People who smoke are more likely to get sick. When you quit, you can lower your chances of getting sick.
Be more physically fit - You’ll have better circulation and improved breathing, making exercise easier.
More time to do the things you love – Smoking is not allowed in many places. Having to go outside many times a day to have a cigarette can be exhausting; having to stand outside on a hot day, in the cold and the rain is really inconvenient.
Better for people around you - Cigarette smoke is harmful to everyone who breathes in the smoke, not just the person who smokes. Whether you’re in good or bad health, secondhand smoke is harmful and can make and those around you sick.
Tips to Help You Quit
Believe you can quit – You can be successful in quitting tobacco. It may take you several tries before you successfully quit. It’s ok. Just believe you can do it!
Write down why you want to quit – Are you quitting for your loved one, for your health, to set a good example for your children, or to protect your family from breathing secondhand smoke?
Set a quit date – Make a commitment to quit. Think about quitting on a special day, such as on your birthday, anniversary, wedding, New Year’s Day, etc.
Throw away all tobacco products and remove ashtrays – Getting rid of things that remind you of smoking will also help you get ready to quit. When you don’t have these triggers around you, you’re more likely to stay away from smoking.
Get help if you want it – If you are smoking and want help, TUPP has free classes to help you quit by calling 1-866-NEW-LUNG (1-866-639-5864).
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Quitting Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2001–2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [serial online] 2011;60(44):1513–9 [accessed 2013 June 5].Caleb Behrend, MD; Mark Prasarn, MD; Ellen Coyne, MS; MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, ATC; John Wright, MS; Glenn R. Rechtine, MD; J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Dec 05;94(23):2161-2166;
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