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SmokeFREE: smoking cessation program

Main Line Health offers a free, six-session behavior management program designed to help smokers quit. Participants may be eligible to receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy. This is offered at multiple locations. Register online or call 1.866.CALL.MLH for additional information. This Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Tobacco Control Project is supported by the Health Promotion Council and funded [...]

2016-03-22T12:49:40-04:00December 29th, 2011|Stop smoking, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Why quit smoking?

You know you should quit smoking. But you just haven't gotten around to it yet. Here are some reasons to help you commit to quitting: You will have a better chance of living a longer, healthier life. As soon as you stop smoking, your body starts to recover. Within 10 years, your risk of lung [...]

2016-03-22T12:49:41-04:00December 28th, 2011|Stop smoking, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

The high cost of smoking

Most people quit smoking because of the damage it does to their health. But if you need an extra reason to kick the habit, consider that smoking could be costing you as much as $10,000 a year. When people consider the cost of smoking, they usually focus on the cost of the cigarettes alone. Someone [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:56-04:00December 28th, 2011|Stop smoking, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Smoking: truth and consequences

Thinking about giving up cigarettes? If you’ve tried before without success, you may feel unsure about whether you can quit for good. You may also wonder how to prepare for such a big change. Start by learning everything you can about the health risks of smoking. Then consider how kicking the habit will affect your [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:56-04:00December 28th, 2011|Stop smoking, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Secondhand smoke, firsthand problems

According to the American Lung Association (ALA), secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), is a serious health problem that causes close to 50,000 deaths per year. The CDC reports that ETS contains at least 250 known toxic chemicals, 50 of which are known to cause cancer. The Surgeon General's 2006 report on secondhand [...]

2016-03-22T12:49:41-04:00December 28th, 2011|Stop smoking, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Resolving to break an addictive habit?

No matter the addiction—drugs, gambling, shopping, smoking, alcohol or more—people who want to kick their habit in the new year might find help in a new Harvard University publication. "Overcoming Addiction: Paths toward recovery" offers guidance for breaking unwanted addictive habits. The advice applies universally, because what all addictions have in common, the Harvard experts [...]