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You can quit. We can help.

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Quitting tobacco is not easy. But it’s easier when you have help, such as counseling, advice from a healthcare provider or nicotine replacement therapy. In fact, getting help can double1 or triple2 your chances of quitting for good. At AtlantiCare, we’re in your corner and partners in your health – with tobacco cessation classes, proven programs and the expert in-person support you need to start living tobacco-free. Remember, it’s never too late to quit, no matter your age or how long you’ve smoked.3 Do it for yourself. And do it for your loved ones.

There are many benefits to quitting smoking.
Some benefits occur quickly; more occur over time.

• Within 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure and pulse rate begin to return to normal.3
• Within 48 hours of quitting, your sense of smell and taste begin to return to normal.4
• After a year without smoking, your risk for heart disease is lowered to half that of a smoker.6
• After five to 15 years of not smoking, your risk of having a stroke is the same as that of a nonsmoker.7
• Within five years of quitting, your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder is cut in half.8
• By not smoking, you help protect family and friends from health risks associated with breathing secondhand smoke.9

How can we help.

AtlantiCare offers convenient classes right in your community. We can help you:

• Develop a quit plan and timeline that are right for you.
• Learn about available medications, tools and quitting techniques.
• Understand cravings and how to cope with common triggers.

How to get started.

AtlantiCare’s community tobacco cessation classes are available to everyone, at no charge. And you are welcome to bring along a support person. However, registration is required for you and that person. So please register early, as seating is limited.

REGISTER FOR A FREE CLASS

Get the support you need now. Help is available.

Cessation icon Quitters Circle Download the Quitter’s Circle app to learn about the quitting process and get support on your journey to quitting smoking.
Cessation icon Call Call 1-800-Quit-Now, a toll-free number operated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI, for one-on-one counseling.  You will be connected directly to your state’s tobacco quitline.
Cessation icon Chart Resource Chart
Here’s a quick chart of the tools and resources available to help you quit smoking.
Cessation icon Talking Quitting Talking Quitting
Download or print out this brochure for more information about the benefits of quitting smoking.

Sources: 

American Cancer Society, "How to Quit Smoking" article, November 16, 2016, and QuittersCircle.com,
sponsored by the American Lung Association.
22017, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and HealthyDelaware.org.
3,4,5 Americal Cancer Society, Cancer.org, "Are there benefitys of quitting that I'll notice right away?"
6 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, nhlbi.nih.gov, "What are the Benefits of Quitting Smoking?"
7 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  A Report of
the Surgeon General.  "How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What it Means to You."
8,9 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  "Benefits of Quitting."

 

 

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