Bringing in the New Year with a Healthier You!
Tired of paying for cigarettes? Have you ever thought about quitting or tried to quit? Make 2017 the year you decide to kick your tobacco addiction.
By quitting, even for a day, you are a step closer to a healthier lifestyle. Within 24 hours of quitting your heart rate and blood pressure will improve and the amount of carbon monoxide in your blood returns to normal. The long term benefits include cutting your risk of lung cancer in half and returning your risk of coronary heart disease to that of a non-smoker. We want to help you return years to your life.
Quitting is hard, but you are not alone in your attempt to give up tobacco. The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free resource for tobacco users who are trying to quit. Registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and certified tobacco counselors will help you design a specialized quit plan and provide free nicotine replacement therapy to those that qualify. To reach Illinois Tobacco Quitline call 1-866-QUIT-YES or 1-866-784-8937. Quitline is funded by the American Lung Association and the Illinois Department of Public Health. For additional information contact the Clay County Health Department at (618) 662-4406.
→ “Beyond the Bell" the after-school program for Clay County.