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Family Practice Center

Administrative Office
3040 N. Susquehanna Trail
P.O. Box 129
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
Phone: 570-743-1703

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P: 570-837-2123

Smoking Cessation
This is going to be hard!
Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death. About half of the people who don't quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems. Quitting smoking is important for your health and provides many benefits. Soon after you quit, your circulation begins to improve, and your blood pressure starts to return to normal. Your sense of smell and taste return and breathing starts to become easier. In the long term, giving up tobacco can help you live longer. Your risk of getting cancer decreases with each year you stay smoke-free.

Quitting is not easy. You may have short-term effects such as weight gain, irritability and anxiety. Some people try several times before succeeding. There are many ways to quit smoking. Some people stop "cold turkey." Others benefit from step-by-step manuals, counseling or medicines or products that help reduce nicotine addiction. Family Practice Center can help you find the best way for you to quit.

On a good note...
Most smokers will agree on two things — how easy it is to get hooked on smoking, and how difficult it can be to quit. It is for this reason that various ways to help smokers quit have been developed, and the help that some smokers need may conveniently be found at Family Practice Center.

Tobacco use can lead to nicotine dependence and serious health problems. Cessation can significantly reduce the risk of suffering from smoking-related diseases. Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that often requires repeated interventions, but effective treatments and helpful resources exist.

Smokers can and do quit smoking. In fact, today there are more former smokers than current smokers.

Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc.
Clinical Outcomes Group is commited to helping with tobacco cessation. Patients may attend small group seminars or get idividual attention. Have a look at their services by checking out their website at: www.coginc.org.
A Few Alarming Facts...
  • Smoking has been identified as the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.
  • Cigarettes currently cause approximately 20% of all deaths in the U.S.
  • Approximately 50 million Americans smoke.
  • Each year, about 3 million people worldwide die from smoking, with about one-third coming from developing countries.

For more information to help guide you through quitting your habit, please refer to the links below.

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