The top cause of preventable death in the United States is tobacco use. Whether it’s cancer, heart disease or lung disorders, tobacco takes its toll in health — and a serious hit in your pocket.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit TryToStopNH for the state’s free, confidential quitline. Using a quitline can more than double your chances of quitting for good, and you may be eligible for free or discounted tobacco cessation products if they’re not already covered by insurance.
Some people have advocated e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking but there’s no proof that they are more effective than any other quit method — and they’re definitely more expensive than most.
Secondhand smoke is another significant cause of lung disease. Take smoking outside if you haven’t quit, and don’t smoke in your car.
Remember to talk with your kids about the dangers of smoking, secondhand smoke, and chewing tobacco. In Sullivan County, when parents send a strong message, teens are 75% less likely to start smoking. Talk early – much use starts in middle school!