For most people, quitting smoking is one of the toughest things they will ever do. However, more than 47 million American have quit smoking for good, and you can as well! If you want to quit smoking, keep reading for the health benefits of quitting, how to support a friend who's trying to quit, and where to go for help.
Health Benefits of Quitting
Just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate and blood pressure begin to drop. Go here to see what happens next.
How to Help a Friend Quit
Once a smoker decides to try to quit, they will be more successful when family, friends, and co-workers give their support. Go here to see how to begin.
Find Help for Quitting
Reach out to these people and organizations for help quitting.
Washington University Center for Smoking Cessation
Focus: In person, one-on-one tobacco cessation coaching sessions cover behavior modification, pharmacotherapy and relapse prevention. Sessions are held at the Center for Advanced Medicine or Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Talk to your Washington University Physician for a referral and schedule an appointment today. Any WU employee or patient is welcome, with a WU physician referral.
Contact: Deb Ksiazek
Health Program Counselor