ChristianaCare’s Tobacco Treatment Team can help connect you to your local or state quit program. If you live in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania and are interested in getting more information, please contact our Tobacco Treatment Specialists at 302-733-4722.
Using tobacco greatly increases your risk for cancer, heart attacks, breathing problems and stroke. Even secondhand smoke can cause asthma and other breathing problems.
Quitting tobacco lowers your risk for heart and lung problems, cancer and other illnesses. You will have more energy too. Learn more about the effects of smoking and how to succeed in living tobacco free.
Pregnant women who smoke or vape are at greater risk for complications such as preterm labor, premature birth and lower birth weight babies. The dangers of smoking and vaping do end once the baby is delivered. Second and third-hand smoke and vaping aerosols can be very harmful to your newborn’s health and development.
Pick a quit date. Quit at your own pace by choosing a quite date (the day you want to quit) that works best for YOU.
Use quit medication:
Control your environment. Get rid of all tobacco products (cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters, vape pens, tanks, mods, etc.). Try to avoid your “normal” smoking or vaping habits- places, times, friends/family and places you buy them.
Talk to your family and friends about your plan and ask them for their support. Remind them that you are in charge of your quit attempt. You make the rules. Ask them to NOT offer advice or tell you what they think the problem is and to NOT nag you or make negative comments. This makes it more stressful!