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Child and Family Services of Newport
(401) 841-8896
19 Valley Road
Middletown, RI
 
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
(401) 846-4150
93 Thames Street
Newport, RI
 
Family Service of Rhode Island Inc
(401) 331-1350
650 Ten Rod Road
North Kingstown, RI
 
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare I
(401) 789-0934
350 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI
 
Detox Center in Fall River
(508) 676-1307
22 Front St
Fall River, MA
 
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program
(401) 841-2259
43 Smith Road
Newport, RI
 
Newport County
(401) 846-1213
127 Johnny Cake Hill Road
Middletown, RI
 
SSTAR of Rhode Island Inc
(401) 294-6160
1950 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI
 
Phoenix House of New England
(401) 783-0782
1058 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI
 
Addiction Recovery Institute
(401) 737-4788
205 Hallene Road
Warwick, RI
 

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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