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Tobacco Cessation Support

Tobacco Cessation Support

HOW TO QUIT SMOKING AND USING TOBACCO

The Sandhills Center Tailored Plan has health programs to help you reach your health goals. If you are having a hard time quitting smoking or using other tobacco products, we want to help. You can call the Tobacco Cessation Support program through Optum Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

About 34 million U.S. adults are smokers. They are at risk of getting smoking-related diseases. One of the best things you can do is quit. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more important for you to quit. COVID-19 can attack a person’s lungs, nose, sinuses and throat. If you smoke, you are at higher risk from the virus. Smoking can reduce your chances of recovery if you get it.   

Smoking is also bad for others when they are around you. Secondhand smoke can be dangerous to babies, children and older people.

QUITTING CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Quitting smoking could save your life. When you quit, you can lower your disease risk. The benefits continue to grow long after you quit. In a few months, your heart and lungs will be better. In a few months, your heart attack and stroke risks go down. The risk of developing other lung diseases, including cancer, will be reduced.

Tobacco use is expensive. You could save thousands of dollars each year by quitting. Your sense of smell and taste may improve. You also can become a more productive person in because you will not need to take smoke breaks. You can focus on doing more important things in your life.

READY TO QUIT?

It is not always easy to quit. With support, you will have a better chance of success. The Sandhills Center Tailored Plan is here to help you.

Call the Optum Quitline, toll-free: 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Additional support is available for people who have mental illnesses and are trying to quit smoking.

Questions? Call Member & Recipient Services: 1-800-256-2452 (TTY: 1-866-518-6778).