Smoking Prevention and Cessation
Smoking or using smokeless tobacco products (snuff, chewing) is expensive, gives you bad breath, causes wrinkles, but most importantly, can cause serious health problems including strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, lung cancer, emphysema, and mouth cancer! Smokeless tobacco products can also cause gum disease and tooth loss. Women who smoke increase their chance at having a premature and/or low birth weight baby. Newborns exposed to smoke have increased risk of crib death (SIDS). Children exposed to smoke in their environment have increased risks of asthma, ear and respiratory infections. Ask your health care provider for smoking cessation tips or referral to a smoking cessation class in your community. It is never too late to quit!