Smoke Stoppers tobacco cessation
It's time to quit. This program can help.
Cigarette smoking has been identified as the most important source of preventable morbidity (disease and illness) and premature mortality (death) worldwide. Smoking-related diseases claim an estimated 443,000 American lives each year, including those affected indirectly, such as babies born prematurely due to prenatal maternal smoking and victims of "secondhand" exposure to tobacco's carcinogens. Smoking cost the United States over $193 billion in 2004, including $97 billion in lost productivity and $96 billion in direct health care expenditures, or an average of $4,260 per adult smoker.
St. Joseph's/Candler offers Smoke Stoppers, a group facilitated tobacco cessation program. This intensive class (7 sessions over 3 weeks) features a wide range of proven-effective strategies to help tobacco users control their urges, manage nicotine withdrawal and stress, and avoid unnecessary weight gain.