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Pathfinder Support Services Inc
(402) 721-1414
212 East 8th Street
Fremont, NE
 
Blue Valley Behavioral Health
(402) 443-4414
543 North Linden Street
Wahoo, NE
 
Michelle R Burger
(402) 721-8805
Fremont, NE
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Pathfinder Support Services Inc
(888) 944-5080
212 East 8th Street
Fremont, NE
Hotline
(712) 310-0112
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Blue Valley Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Program
(402) 443-4414
355 East 4th
Wahoo, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Lutheran Family Services
(402) 721-1774
513 North D Street
Fremont, NE
 
Lutheran Family Services
(402) 721-1774
513 North D Street
Fremont, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

Pathfinder Clinic Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Clinic
(402) 721-1414
658 North H Street
Fremont, NE
 
Blue Valley Behavioral Health
(402) 443-4414
543 North Linden Street
Wahoo, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Associated Counseling Group
(402) 941-7016
748 N Main St
Fremont , NE
Services Provided
Mental Healht and Substance Abuse Services
Types of Care
Individual, Family, Groups, Intenstive

Tobacco Cessation

A Patient's Guide to Tobacco Cessation

Introduction

Congratulations! If you are reading this Patient's Guide to Tobacco Cessation, you have taken the first step toward helping yourself (or perhaps a loved one) forge a new path toward health and renewal.

It will come as no surprise to you that tobacco use remains the underlying cause of disease, illness, and even death for many, many people. But did you know that tobacco use is linked with twice as many deaths each year in the United States as AIDS, alcohol and other drug abuse, car accidents, fires, and suicides all combined together.

You will notice the term “tobacco cessation” rather than “smoking cessation.” That's because many people don't smoke, they chew tobacco. This type of tobacco is referred to as spit tobacco, smokeless tobacco, or chewing tobacco. And smoking doesn't just refer to cigarette smokers but also to pipe and cigar smokers.

This guide will help you understand

  • why you should stop smoking or using tobacco products
  • why it is so hard to stop smoking or using tobacco products
  • what treatment options are available

Why should I stop smoking (or using tobacco)?

Smoking and the use of tobacco products are associated with a number of chronic diseases, including chronic pulmonary diseases (COPD), cataracts, and cardiovascular conditions (e.g., high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke).

Tobacco use increases the risk of lung cancer and is the single most preventable cause of cancer death. Tobacco use is also linked with cancer in many other parts of the body (e.g., head, neck, throat, bladder, cervix, kidney, pancreas, stomach).

Smoking in particular harms nearly every organ of the body, damaging the smoker's overall health even when it does not cause a specific illness. The 4000 chemical compounds in cigarette smoke make the heart beat faster and harder, narrow blood vessels, and increase blood pressure. Smokers are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, major depression, and suicide and other problem behaviors.

For those who smoke, quitting smoking affects not only your health but also the health of those around you. The adverse effects of second-hand (passive) smoke (also known as environmental tobacco smoke or ETS) have been clearly shown in many studies.

The Surgeon General has concluded that exposure to passive smoke increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory infections, ear problems, asthma, heart disease, and lung cancer in children and other family members who do not smoke but who are exposed to it on a daily basis. Exposure to second-hand smoke is also an occupational hazard in individuals working in bars, restaurants, or other places that are not smoke-free.

But the good news is that individuals who start smoking early in life (i.e., during their teen years and early 20s) but who quit before middle-age can avoid much of the risk of tobacco-related diseases and death. A...

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