November is the Great American Smoke-Out Month
On Thursday, November 20, think about making the Best Gift you could give yourself, making a Pledge to be Smoke-free. Obtaining the gift is challenging and the secret is to NOT to give up trying in spite of the powerful withdrawal side effects of Nicotine. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “Research suggests that nicotine is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. More people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than to any other chemical.” There are many proven ways to quit.
It may take more than once but only YOU can take advantage of the help available at Naval Health Clinic Quantico. Tobacco Cessation products can be prescribed by your Medical Provider. Tobacco Cessation Educators, Patricia Padgett 703-926-8430 and Regina Watson, 703-784-1645 provide assistance with different strategies , explanation of the medications and products available to help one quit and stay quit. Group Class is also available the second Wednesday of every month by contacting Nancy Walker, 703-784-1830.
For more information, see: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/GreatAmericanSmokeout/
Source of information: Center for Disease Control (CDC)