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Tobacco Cessation Program

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Walk-in appointments are NOT ALLOWED. Please call the numbers listed below to schedule a consultation.

Do you or a loved one need support to quit smoking? The Tobacco Cessation Program at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is here to help. Counseling and medication are proven to more than double the chance that a smoker will successfully quit.

Smoking: The Facts

  • Smoking is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S.
  • Cigarette smoke, including secondhand smoke, contain carcinogens (cancer causing agents).
  • Secondhand smoke is linked to cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease, bronchitis, and asthma.
  • Smoking has been shown to lead to lost work time, lower productivity, higher absenteeism, and more frequent disability claims.

Cessation Program Features

Benefits of Quitting

Not only will you reduce your risk of lung and heart disease, but you will help those around you exposed to second-hand smoke live healthier lives! Make the decision to quit smoking today and...

After 20 Minutes

  • Your heart rate drops to a normal level.

After 12 Hours

  • The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

After 2 Weeks – 3 Months

  • Your risk of having a heart attack begins to drop.
  • Your lung function begins to improve.

After 1 Month – 9 Months

  • Your coughing and shortness of breath decreases.

After 1 Year

  • Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.

After 5 Years – 15 Years

  • Your risk of having a stroke is reduced to that of a non-smoker’s.
  • Your risk of getting cancer of the mouth, throat, or esophagus is half that of a smoker’s

After 10 Years

  • Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking.
  • Your risk of getting bladder cancer is half that of a smoker’s.
  • Your risk of getting cervical, larynx, kidney, or pancreatic cancer decreases.

After 15 Years

  • Your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker.

Source: www.cancer.org

Make the Decision to Quit & Contact Us Today!

Make the decision to quit smoking and request a FREE phone consultation with our certified smoking cessation counselors today! Have additional questions or need more immediate assistance? Please contact:

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Email: Quit-SGMC@adventisthealthcare.com
Phone: 240-826-6510

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Email: Quit-WAH@adventisthealthcare.com
Phone: 301-891-5004

Tobacco Cessation Program

Ready to Quit? We’re Here to Help!

We provide one-on-one counseling over the phone with a certified tobacco cessation counselor, FREE nicotine replacement therapy including patches, gum and lozenges, and follow up support and more!

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Did You Know?

Smoking contributes to causing lung cancer, heart disease, back pain, osteoporosis (thinning of the bones), and male impotence. It affects circulation, "hardening the arteries", and also creates low-level carbon monoxide poisoning. Smokers have more back pain than non-smokers, and heal slower.